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Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled to California and Hawaii to highlight Asia-Pacific rebalance efforts and host the U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum, where ministers focused on security and cooperation.
Carter Highlights Defense Cooperation in Asia-Pacific Region
DoD Focus on Asia Pacific Rebalance
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
The United States and its Asian-Pacific allies reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen defense cooperation in areas including maritime security and counterterrorism, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in Hawaii. Story
The rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region is a critical national commitment that focuses on regional prosperity and sharpening the U.S. military edge, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in San Diego. Story
Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in San Diego, where he spoke to service members about the future of the rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region and ongoing security challenges there. Story