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Travels with Carter, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter


February 2012

Afghanistan

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Carter Concludes Afghan Trip With Visit to Kajaki Dam

Wrapping up his first trip to Afghanistan since assuming the Pentagon’s No. 2 post, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter visited a key site that provides irrigation and hydroelectric power to residents of Helmand province. Story

Deputy Secretary’s Walk Through Marjah Market Shows Progress

Simply by walking through the marketplace in Marjah, Afghanistan, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter showed how much progress has taken place in this former Taliban stronghold in Helmand province. Story

Carter Meets with Polish Troops, Discusses Partnership

Partnership has been essential to success in Iraq and Afghanistan, and this emphasis continued as U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter met with Polish troops in Afghanistan. Story

Deputy Secretary Hears Troops’ Concerns, Vows to Take Action

Warfighters’ needs served as the driving force for U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter as he met with two groups of service members in Kandahar, Afghanistan, to receive feedback on weapons, equipment and training. Story

Carter Reaffirms U.S. Commitment with Afghan Leadership

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter met with Afghan leadership and reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to training and transitioning Afghan national security forces and a long-term U.S.-Afghan partnership. Story

Deputy Secretary Offers Apologies to Afghan Leaders

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, on a trip to Afghanistan, joined other senior officials in condemning the improper disposal of religious materials, including Qurans, at Bagram Airfield. Story

Carter Arrives in Kabul to Meet Troops, Afghanistan Leaders

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter is in Kabul, Afghanistan, on his first trip as the Pentagon’s second-in-command to meet with coalition military forces and Afghan leaders. Story

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About the Deputy Secretary

Ashton B. Carter is the deputy secretary of defense. Previously, he served as undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics from April 2009 until October 2011. As undersecretary, he led the department’s efforts to accelerate the fulfillment of urgent operational needs; increase the department’s buying power; and strengthen the nation¹s defenses against weapons of mass destruction and other emerging threats. Biography

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