Carter Tours Forward Bases in Afghanistan, Meets Afghan Parliament Members

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter and U.S. Army Gen. Joseph F.  Dunford, International Security Assistance Force commander, walk up the steps of ISAF  headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, to attend a meeting before they visit forward bases in the country, Sept. 15, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter introduces himself to Afghan Parliament member Barakzai Shukria before a meeting with Afghan Parliament members at International Security Assistance Force Headquarters, Afghanistan, Sept. 15, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Carter meets with members of the Afghan Parliament at International Security Assistance Force Headquarters, Afghanistan, Sept. 15, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits forward bases in Afghanistan, Sept. 15, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Afghan Gen. Sharif Yaftali presents bowls to U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter and U.S. Army Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, International Security Assistance Force commander, after a meeting on Forward Base Gardez in Afghanistan, Sept. 15, 2013  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter and U.S. Army Gen. Joseph F.  Dunford, International Security Assistance Force commander, pose with Afghan Gen. Sharif Yaftali, and other generals assigned to Afghan and U.S. forces after a meeting on Forward Base Gardez, Afghanistan, Sept. 15, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Polish Brig. Gen. Marek Sokolowski, left, commander of Task Force White Eagle, welcomes U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Forward Base Ghazni, Afghanistan, Sept. 15, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter shakes hands with Afghan Gen. Sharif Yaftali as they meet on Forward Base Gardez in Afghanistan, Sept. 15, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • An Afghan village can be seen from the window of the Blackhawk helicopter carrying U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter and U.S. Army Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, International Security Assistance Force commander, as they visit forward bases in Afghanistan, Sept. 15, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to troops after presenting awards to soldiers on Forward Base Ghazni, Afghanistan, Sept. 15, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett