Carter Meets With U.S., Afghan Leaders, Visits With Troops

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter arrives at the Afghan Ministry of Defense for counterpart meetings in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2012. Carter is on a seven-day trip to the Middle East meeting with leadership and counterparts in the region. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter signs a guestbook at the Afghan Ministry of Defense in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, left, meets with Afghan Defense Minister Bismullah Khan, right, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, right, greets U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2012. Allen has been nominated to serve as NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe and as the commander of U.S. European Command. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, left, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Mayville Jr., right, commanding general of Regional Command East and Combined Joint Task Force-1, arrive on Combat Outpost McClain, Afghanistan, Oct. 22, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter visits with soldiers assigned to Combat Outpost McClain, Afghanistan, Oct. 22, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter dines with soldiers assigned to Combat Outpost McClain, Afghanistan, Oct. 22, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley