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Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter

October 2012
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Deputy Defense Secretary Meets
With Afghan Officials

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter met with Afghanistan’s defense and interior ministers in Kabul to emphasize the U.S. commitment to the Afghan national security forces and the ongoing development of the Afghan forces' enabling capabilities. Story

Carter Delivers Message to Troops Aboard USS Eisenhower

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter joined approximately 5,000 military members aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower to express the Defense Department's gratitude for their service, sacrifice and resiliency. Story

Carter Discusses Defense, Security Issues with Iraqi Leaders

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter met with Iraq's prime minster and acting minister of defense to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to strengthening security and defense. Story

Carter Thanks U.S. Troops in Kuwait

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter thanked U.S. troops in Kuwait for their service and noted that they are not only serving their country, but they are doing a service to the whole world. Story

U.S. Must Stay Committed to
Middle East, Carter Says

It is important for the United States to maintain its commitments to the Middle East, even as the nation’s defense strategy starts to shift focus away from the region, the deputy defense secretary told troops on a military installation in Southwest Asia. Story

Carter Arrives in Kuwait, Meets
With U.S. Embassy Officials

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter arrived in Kuwait and met with U.S. embassy officials to discuss current relations with the Middle Eastern nation. Story

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