Carter Meets with Afghan, U.S. Leaders

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James Laster, left, greets U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter upon his arrival in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 21, 2012. Carter is scheduled to meet with Afghan and International Security Assistance Force leaders and to visit U.S. and coalition forces to convey his thanks for their efforts there.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter meets with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Sean MacFarland and members of operations at International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter walks with U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan C. Crocker outside the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter walks through an honor cordon at the Afghan Ministry of Defense in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter meets with Afghan Defense Minister Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter meets with Afghan Defense Minister Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter meets with members of the Afghan parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo