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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Officials tell VOA Somali the airstrike that killed Abdihakim Mohamed Ibrahim took place Sunday between villages of Hol Anod and Hiriro
Military leaders urge Congress to 'get ahead of the problem' of space defense, rather than waiting and responding to a catastrophe
Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan says 'China and Russia have weaponized space with intent to hold American space capabilities at risk'
Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack that also wounded three other American soldiers
AFRICOM says an ongoing review uncovered the unreported deaths of a woman and child
Gen. Frank McKenzie takes charge of fighting in Afghanistan, Syria
Top US general slams Google, says it's creating challenge to military’s competitive advantage over China
Inspector general looking into claim Patrick Shanahan violated rules by promoting his former employer, Boeing
Amnesty International claims US has killed 14 civilians in 5 airstrikes since 2017
Last week, media reports said that President Donald Trump was considering ramping up financial costs for wealthy allies such as Japan, South Korea and Germany to house American bases
Airstrikes on pace to triple last year's numbers in Somalia
Talks on establishing the base are in progress; US defense official meets with Polish counterpart to work out details of Polish offer
Ankara remains defiant over Russian missile deal
Top US Commander in Africa unsure about troop reductions
Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks, head of US Special Operations Command Africa, says he ‘would not recommend more drones or more advisers’ at this time, but he wouldn’t advise reducing US troop numbers in region, either
Action marks last step before legislative proposal to create new military force