By David Alexander FORT DRUM, N.Y. (Reuters) - The United States supports Arab plans to create a unified military force to counter growing security threats in the Middle East, and the Pentagon will cooperate with it where U.S. and Arab interests coincide, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday. Carter told reporters during a visit to Fort Drum in New York that U.S. military leaders who met with him in Kuwait several weeks ago thought that regional members of the coalition fighting Islamic State militants should be encouraged to do more if they were able. "So I think if they are willing to do more, in this case with respect to Yemen, then that is a good thing because ultimately it is their region. ... The willingness of the parties there to step up and do more for stability in the Middle East is a good thing," Carter said. His remarks came a day after Arab leaders meeting at a summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya. Previous efforts have failed to produce an effective force, and participation would be voluntary. At least two countries were said to have committed to participating in the force. Asked if the U.S. military would cooperate with the new force, the U.S. defense secretary said it would, noting that many of the participants, like Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, are already bilateral security partners with the United States. "These are partners and security allies of ours, and when they act in a way that we regard as in our interests as well as theirs we will continue to partner with them as we have been in other matters," Carter said. (Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)
Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting
- In The Know by Yahoo
Bottle service waitress reveals how much money she makes in tips during a normal day: ‘I’m in the wrong profession’
A bottle service waitress is going viral after sharing how much money in tips she can make from a single table.
- Yahoo Life
"Are you kidding me?!" Vergara's former co-star Sarah Hyland reacted to the racy shot.
- Business Insider
'So ashamed': Russian diplomat quits over Ukraine invasion, attacking Putin's circle as corrupt and obsessed with luxury
Boris Bondarev, who was Russia's diplomat to the UN in Geneva, slammed the war in Ukraine, as well as his former boss and oligarchs.
- NBC Sports BayArea
The Mavericks didn't appreciate Steph Curry celebration after a no-look 3-pointer.
- The Telegraph
Veteran US statesman Henry Kissinger has urged the West to stop trying to inflict a crushing defeat on Russian forces in Ukraine, warning that it would have disastrous consequences for the long term stability of Europe.
"Any of my fellow Republicans wanna speak out now?" GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger said of the incendiary post.
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Take a Lovers' Leap from a Superyacht One Day After Their Wedding
Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian tied the knot over the weekend during a romantic Italian ceremony attended by close friends and family
- Footwear News
Fighting in Heels, Britney Spears Punches Fiancé Sam Asghari Into the Pool at Las Vegas Resorts World in Fight Scene
Britney Spears and fiancé Sam Asghari act out a punch scene by the pool while in Vegas.
- Associated Press
When Vladimir Putin announced the invasion of Ukraine, war seemed far away from Russian territory. Three months after the Feb. 24 invasion, many ordinary Russians are reeling from those blows to their livelihoods and emotions. Moscow’s vast shopping malls have turned into eerie expanses of shuttered storefronts once occupied by Western retailers.
- NBC Sports BayArea
Draymond Green was at the center of a feel-good moment during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.
There were a lot of best-dressed wedding guests at Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's romantic wedding in Italy over the weekend
- Access Hollywood
See Kourtney Kardashian's Jaw-Dropping Veil & Mini Dress In Official Wedding Pics With Travis Barker
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are celebrating newlywed life. The couple exchanged vows for the third time on Sunday, saying “I do” in a lavish wedding in Portofino, Italy alongside loved ones. Shortly after tying the knot, the pair shared the first official look at the ceremony and their bridal attire in a series of Instagram photos.
Justin Thomas' caddie finally got his Major memento after years of being snubbed by old employer Phil Mickelson
Jim "Bones" Mackay never got to keep the 18th flag — known as the caddie's trophy — in all the years he worked for Phil Mickelson. After winning alongside Justin Thomas this week, he had a keepsake all his own.
A man who told the FBI he committed fraud on Todd Chrisley's behalf testified that they had an 'intimate' relationship
Mark Braddock testified Monday that he became close with Todd Chrisley in the early 2000s and started working for him shortly after.
- Miami Herald
Dwayne Haskins, the NFL quarterback hit and killed while walking on a South Florida highway, had been out at a club drinking “heavily” and had a significant amount of alcohol in his blood, according to medical examiner reports released on Monday.
- Country Living
Carrie Underwood shared photos of her performance from her Las Vegas residency and they're causing a major stir online among fans.
She aced the dress code.
- Consequence of Sound
The married couple delivers a truly "f**kin' special" rendition of the alt-rock classic. Robert Fripp and Plastic-Wrapped Toyah Perform Radiohead’s “Creep”: Watch Spencer Kaufman
The far-right Republican, who lost his reelection bid, is also being investigated for promoting “a cryptocurrency in which he may have had an undisclosed financial interest.”
Kendall Jenner Struggles to Climb Stairs in Fitted Dress at Kourtney's Wedding — See the Viral Video
Kylie Jenner shared the clip of her 26-year-old model sister's relatable wardrobe woe as their entire family took over Portofino for Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's wedding