Pentagon Chief Gathers Diplomats for Russia Strategy Talk

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is gathering two dozen U.S. military leaders and diplomats based in Europe to assess the effectiveness of NATO strategy toward Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis, defense officials said on Thursday.The session, which will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, on Friday, will gather U.S. military leaders and ambassadors based in Europe to discuss how effective Western sanctions and military actions have been in deterring Russia and reassuring NATO allies.