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Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled to California, Texas and Florida to focus on the readiness of the nation's force and the effectiveness of the warfighter's training and equipment.
DoD News Update: Carter Discusses Role of Special Operations
Full Event: Carter Speaks to Reporters at Eglin Air Force Base
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
America's special operations forces are a potent part of the "Force of the Future," Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters in Florida. Story
Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas, where he visited troops and spoke to reporters about “building the Force of the Future." Story
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he's focused on helping President-elect Donald Trump and his team undergo an orderly transition and ensuring the department continues to meet today's challenges. Story