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September 2016
Travels with Carter - U.S. Secretary of Defense

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to North Dakota and New Mexico to highlight the nation's nuclear enterprise, an area of critical importance to the long-term security of the United States.

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


Carter: Nuclear Triad Needs Investment for Future

All three legs of the nuclear triad operate with a high degree of readiness, reliability and excellence, but the aging systems need more investment for the future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. Story

Nuclear Enterprise Is America’s Bedrock of Security, Carter Says

The American nuclear mission is vital to the nation’s security, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told troops at the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Story

Secretary Visits Minot AFB, Emphasizes Nuclear Mission

Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, to thank the airmen who support the nation's ICBM and strategic bomber forces. Story

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