Carter Meets With U.S., Afghan Officials in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, greets U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the force's headquarters as he arrives for meetings with Dunford and other officials in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013. DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, share a light moment on the steps of the force's headquarters as Carter arrives for meetings with Dunford and other officials in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013. DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and other officials at the force's headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013.  DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter introduces himself to senior officers as he meets with U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and other officials at the force's headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013. DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, second on right, meets with U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., left, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and other officials at the force's headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013. DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, third on right, meets with U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., left, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and other officials at the force's headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013. DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, join with U.S. and Afghan forces in a weekly memorial service to honor fallen troops in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013. The names of both U.S. and Afghan forces were read aloud. DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, observe a moment of silence as they join with U.S. and Afghan forces in a weekly memorial service to honor fallen troops in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013.  DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Scott Morgan plays the bagpipes during a weekly memorial service to honor fallen troops in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013.  DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center, and David S. Sedney, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia, left, thank a group of senior officers as they exit a meeting with U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. and other allied officials at International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013. Dunford is commander of the international force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, meets with Tina Kaidanow, left, deputy ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, at the force's headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013. DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • Afghan First Deputy Defense Minister Enayatullah Nazari, left, greets U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter as he arrives for a meeting at the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013.  DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter signs the guest book as he arrives for a meeting at the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013. Afghan First Deputy Defense Minister Enayatullah Nazari and Zaher Azimi, left, Afghan spokesman, look on.  DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center left, meets with Afghan Defense Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, center right, at the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013.  DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with Afghan Defense Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi at the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013.  DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • An Afghan officer checks for alignment as he prepares an honor cordon shortly before the arrival of U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter at Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior for a meeting with Afghan Interior Minister Ghulam Mujtaba Patang in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013. DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • A member of the Afghanistan army's honor cordon rolls out red carpet as they prepare for the arrival of U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter at Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior for a meeting with Afghan Interior Minister Ghulam Mujtaba Patang in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013. DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter receives an escort through an honor cordon as he arrives to meet with Afghan Interior Minister Ghulam Mujtaba Patang in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013. DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • Afghan Interior Minister Ghulam Mujtaba Patang greets U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter as they meet in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013. DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • Afghan Interior Minister Ghulam Mujtaba Patang makes opening remarks as he meets with U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the Afghan Ministry of Interior in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013. DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter listens as Afghan Interior Minister Ghulam Mujtaba Patang makes opening comments as they meet at the Afghan Ministry of Interior in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013.  DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Afghan Interior Minister Ghulam Mujtaba Patang at the Afghan Ministry of Interior in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 12, 2013. DOD photo By Glenn Fawcett