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June 5, 2016

Carter Offers Condolences to Families of Army, Marine Corps Accident Victims

In Singapore, Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered condolences to the families of nine soldiers killed during a training accident at Fort Hood, Texas, and to the family of a Blue Angels pilot who died when his F/A-18C Hornet aircraft crashed in Smyrna, Tennessee.

June 3, 2016

U.S. 'Grateful' for Strong Partnership With Singapore, Carter Says

Defense Secretary Ash Carter lauded the 50th anniversary of U.S. diplomatic relations with Singapore and highlighted the importance of cooperation in maritime security and anti-terrorism.

May 28, 2016

Pentagon Embraces Survivors at TAPS Event

Defense Secretary Ash Carter threw open the doors of the Pentagon to more than 350 members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, commonly known as TAPS.

May 27, 2016

Carter to Travel to Singapore for Asia Security Summit

Defense Secretary Ash Carter will travel to Singapore to lead the U.S. delegation and deliver a keynote address at the 15th Asia Security Summit at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue.

May 27, 2016

Naval Academy Graduates to Face Evolving Global Challenges, Carter Says

The 2016 graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy are facing a world of complex, evolving challenges where their leadership and decision-making will be crucial, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

May 25, 2016

Carter: Rebalance is About More Than Freedom of Navigation

The U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific is intended to maintain peace and security in the region through political, economic and military efforts, including modernization of forces, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

May 25, 2016

Carter Addresses Asia-Pacific, Acquisition at Naval War College Forum

At the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., Defense Secretary Ash Carter said it's still crucial the United States continue its rebalance to East Asia and the Pacific.

May 24, 2016

Carter Commissions Yale's First ROTC Class in Four Decades

In a ceremony at Yale University, Defense Secretary Ash Carter commended 10 new Navy ensigns and eight new Air Force second lieutenants -- for their decision to serve, saying they embraced the "awesome responsibility of leadership."

May 24, 2016

Lifting Embargo Allows Closer U.S., Vietnam Cooperation, Obama, Carter Say

The U.S. and Vietnam will cooperate more closely on regional security issues now that a decades-long embargo on arms sales to the Southeast Asian nation has been lifted, President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

May 23, 2016

President, Defense Secretary Comment on Death of Taliban Leader

President Barack Obama confirmed the death of Taliban leader Akhtar Mohammad Mansur, who was targeted May 21 by a U.S. airstrike near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

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