Gen. Philip M. Breedlove says he has made recommendations to the White House on how to counter Moscow.
After a strategy session in Kuwait, Ashton Carter gave no sign that the mission will change direction.
The new Pentagon chief wants an intensive strategy discussion about Islamic State; no PowerPoint allowed.
American and Afghan officials said they might keep U.S. bases open longer than originally planned.
High on his agenda: determining if the U.S. needs to revisit its timetable for pulling out troops.
Many commercial entities could be cleared to fly drones under newly proposed rules expected to lead to a revolution in aviation.
The 60-year-old has promised to keep an independent voice in policy deliberations with the White House.
The admirals’ actions surfaced during a federal bribery investigation into a foreign defense contractor.
Abdul Rauf, a onetime Taliban leader, had been accused of serving as a recruiter for the Islamic State.
He could be confirmed as Pentagon chief by the full Senate as early as Wednesday.