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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Counters missile threats, singling out North Korea, Iran, Russia and China
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Six al-Shabab fighters killed, according to US Africa Command
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Trump upsets Afghan government with cabinet meeting comments
Remainder of troops will likely stay for the duration of second phase of the border mission, which begins Saturday and lasts through January 31
Bolton, Mattis looking to pull US forces out of some UN missions