Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled to Turkey, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, France and Belgium to meet with key partners in the campaign to deliver ISIL a lasting defeat, to speak to troops, and to participate in the fifth NATO defense ministerial of his tenure.
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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
As NATO faces new challenges from the east, south, north and from within, the United States will continue to strengthen deterrence by sending troops to Europe, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters in Brussels. Story
While in Brussels for a conference of NATO defense ministers, Defense Secretary Ash Carter met today with his French and Turkish counterparts to discuss the campaign to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said. Story