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Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter

February 2013
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Carter Sees DOD Strategy at Work on Europe, Middle East Trip

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter saw critical elements of the new defense strategy at work in European and Middle East nations and in a bilateral meeting with Indian defense officials during a six-day international trip that ended last night. Story

Carter Meets with Jordanian Leaders, Praises U.S. Troops

On the final leg of his six-day visit to Europe and the Middle East, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter met with military leaders and Jordan's King Abdullah II, and praised U.S. forces stationed during what he called a pivotal time for the region. Story

Carter Visits Turkish Defense Leaders, U.S. Patriot Battery Troops

On his first official visit to this prosperous capital as deputy defense secretary, Ashton B. Carter spent the day with Turkish defense leaders, then traveled southeast to Gaziantep near the Syrian border to examine the first of two U.S. Patriot missile batteries to be located there. Story

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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 nationĀ¹s defenses against weapons of mass destruction and other emerging threats. Biography

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Amman, Jordan
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