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Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter

July 2012
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Deputy Secretary Assesses
Results of Asia-Pacific Trip

After a 10-day Asia trip, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said he had succeeded in informing allies and partners about specific aspects of the U.S. strategic rebalance, and had, in turn, received strategic and practical information about what the shift means to other nations. Story

Carter Visits DMZ, U.S. Troops at
End of Asia-Pacific Tour

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter got a close look at some of North Korea’s forces and spoke to some 300 of the U.S troops stationed in South Korea to deter them. Story

U.S. Deputy Secretary Visits South Korea, Last Stop on Asia-Pacific Tour

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter arrived in Seoul, South Korea, where he will meet with South Korean leaders, senior U.S. military commanders and diplomats and U.S. troops as he wraps up a 10-day Asia-Pacific tour. Story

Carter Takes Part in India
Defense Industry Talks

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said he had "very instructive" talks with Indian defense industry leaders in Hyderabad, India. Story

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Describes Asia-Pacific Strategy

The two central tenets for the new U.S. defense strategy are an increased focus on the Asia-Pacific region and a new approach to security cooperation through enhanced partnerships with other nations, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter told Indian defense industry representatives, journalists and others in New Dehli. Story

Carter Urges Closer U.S.-India Defense Cooperation

In a speech in New Delhi, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter offered what he called “practical steps” to improve U.S-India defense cooperation. Story

U.S. Deputy Secretary’s India Visit to
Focus on Defense Cooperation

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter arrived in India, where he will attend meetings with India’s Secretary of Defense Shri Shashi Kant Sharma and other senior Indian defense officials, including chiefs of acquisition and research and development. He will also meet with U.S. Ambassador Nancy Powell. Story

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Carter traveled to Hawaii, Guam, Japan, India and South Korea

Carter traveled to Hawaii, Guam, Japan, India and South Korea

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About the Deputy Secretary

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. CarterAshton 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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