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Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Stuttgart, Germany, to preside over the change-of-command ceremony at U.S. European Command and to convene a group of counterparts to advance one his top priorities: accelerating the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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Photo of Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford standing in front of flags.

Carter Convenes Counter-ISIL Meeting of Defense Leaders in Germany

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About the Secretary

Profile photo of Defense Secretary Ash Carter Ash Carter is the 25th secretary of defense. He previously served as deputy defense secretary and as undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Carter has received the Defense Department's Distinguished Service Medal five times and the Defense Intelligence Medal. Biography

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May 2016
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaking with reporters at a podium.

Secretary: Counter-ISIL Defense Ministers Recognize All Must Do More

Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S. have all agreed to continue to do more to accelerate ISIL's lasting defeat. Story

Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Danish Defense Minister Peter Christensen.

Carter Thanks Danish Defense Minister for Counter-ISIL Help

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Danish Defense Minister Peter Christensen in Stuttgart, Germany, following a meeting of defense ministers from countries leading the coalition effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Story

Defense Secretary Ash Carter leading the official party at U.S. European Command’s change-of-command ceremony.

Carter to Convene Counter-ISIL Defense Ministers in Germany

Iraq, Syria, and the worldwide fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are on the agenda for the second meeting of defense ministers of countries making the most substantial contributions to the counter-ISIL fight, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. Story

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Map of Carter travel locations: Germany.

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