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Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled to Trinidad and Tobago to meet with counterparts and discuss the changing international defense and security environment, environmental protection and humanitarian disaster response at the 12th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas.
DoD News Update: Carter Highlights Progress Toward Peace, Security in Western Hemisphere
Flickr Album: Carter Attends Conference of Defense Ministers of The Americas
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 discussed a range of issues with his Chilean counterpart on the sidelines of the 12th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Story
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Mexican Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda discussed Mexico's expanding defense and security leadership role in the region and globally during a meeting at the 12th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Story
The United States and its partners in the Western Hemisphere have made tremendous progress in strengthening and securing the region, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at the 12th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago. Story