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Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled to Singapore, where he attended the 15th Annual Shangri-La Dialogue and met with regional counterparts. The visit marked Carter's fifth trip to the region in just over a year to help advance one of his foremost priorities: solidifying the Asia-Pacific rebalance.
Carter News Conference in Singapore
Secretary Meets With Counterparts in Singapore
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
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and two of his senior naval officers today responded to reporters’ questions about China during the 15th annual International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia Security Summit, known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, in Singapore. Story
Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with several defense leaders from Asia-Pacific nations today in Singapore during the Shangri-La Dialogue, a major annual forum for key leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to discuss security challenges and opportunities. Story