Carter Meets With French Defense Leaders

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter introduces members of his staff to Mark Taplin, deputy chief of mission, at the U.S. Embassy in Paris,  Feb. 1, 2013. Carter is on a six-day trip to meet with defense counterparts and U.S. troops in France, Germany and Turkey.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Bruno Maresceaux, right, greets U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter at the Secretariat for Defense and National Security in Paris, Feb. 1, 2013.  DOD photo Glenn Fawcett
  • Francis Delon, left, the French prime minister's national security adviser, greets U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter at the Secretariat for Defense and National Security in Paris, Feb. 1, 2013. DOD photo Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter meets with Francis Delon, left, the French prime minister's national security adviser, at the Secretariat for Defense and National Security in Paris, Feb. 1, 2013. DOD photo Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, left, receives a warm welcome to the French Ministry of Defense from France's Minister of Defense's senior political adviser Jean-Claude Mallet in Paris, Feb. 1, 2013.  DOD photo Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter passes through the courtyard of the French Ministry of Defense with France's Minister of Defense's senior political adviser Jean-Claude Mallet in Paris, Feb. 1, 2013.  DOD photo Glenn Fawcett
  • French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian meets U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter at the door during his visit to the ministry of defense in Paris, Feb. 1, 2013.  DOD photo Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, right, sits down with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian as he visits defense leaders in Paris, Feb. 1, 2013. Carter and Le Drian discussed topics including the French-led fight against terrorists in the West African nation of Mali.  DOD photo Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, right, sits down with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian as he visits defense leaders in Paris, Feb. 1, 2013.  DOD photo Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter walks with his staff up the stairs at the offices of the French Chairman of Defense to meet with current chairman Adm. Eduard Guillaud in Paris, Feb. 1, 2013. DOD photo Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter sits down with the French Chairman of Defense Adm. Eduard Guillaud in Paris, Feb. 1, 2013.  DOD photo Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter visits defense leaders in Paris, Feb. 1, 2013. DOD photo Glenn Fawcett