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Defense Secretary Ash Carter joined President Barack Obama and other U.S. officials at the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland, and then traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan to meet with leaders, coalition commanders and U.S. troops.
Carter Holds Troop Talk at Bagram Airfield
Carter Meets With Troops, Leaders in Afghanistan
Defense Secretary Attends Signals Intelligence Meeting
Defense Secretary Meets With Afghan President, Chief Executive
Carter Meets With Afghan Defense Minister
Carter Departs United Arab Emirates for Afghanistan
Carter Meets With Iraqi Defense Minister
Carter Meets With Iraqi Prime Minister
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
Addressing U.S. troops at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said President Barack Obama's announcement that the U.S. would maintain 8,400 troops in that country into next year bolsters the fight against terrorists around the globe. Story
Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed three major decisions that the United States has made regarding Afghanistan during a news conference in the Afghan capital of Kabul. Story
In Baghdad, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and one of his senior commanders provided details about the role of the 560 additional U.S. troops that will deploy to Iraq to support Iraqi forces combating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Story