Carla is VOA's Pentagon correspondent covering defense and international security issues. Her datelines include Ukraine, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Korea.
Carla started at VOA in 2008, mostly working on the Middle East and South Asia desks. She reported at the White House and the State Department before starting at the Pentagon in 2014.
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Pentagon deadline for sending policy recommendations to the president had been set for February 21
US officials say pro-government fighters launched an assault on the US-supported Syrian Democratic Forces
Defense secretary urges lawmakers to not let domestic issues hold defense 'hostage'
Most of these strikes targeted al-Qaida, but about five targeted Islamic State in Yemen, a US military official confirms to VOA
US-led counter-Islamic State coalition denies United States is withdrawing forces from the country
US military will use 'tailored deterrence' to prevent aggression and attacks across a spectrum of adversaries while adding low-yield, or less powerful, nuclear weapons to its submarine-launched cruise missile arsenal
US looking for evidence after battlefield reports of illegal gas use
Missile Defense Agency says Standard-Missile-3 Block IIA launched from facility in Hawaii attempted to intercept an intermediate-range ballistic missile target
Republican senator says executive order clearly shows president's 'commitment to fighting terrorism'
At Andrews Air Force Base just outside of Washington, DC, airmen and women from all backgrounds share a common cause
At the president's home base, Joint Base Andrews, just outside of Washington, airmen from all backgrounds are celebrating their diversity and sharing their stories of race relations.
US Africa Command reviewing post to determine 'veracity of the tweet and the assertions that there is an associated video'