Carter Visits South Korea, Meets With Leaders, U.S. Troops

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter meets with South Korean Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Kim Sung-hwan in Seoul, South Korea, July 26, 2012. With his stop in South Korea, Carter concluded a 10-day Asia-Pacific trip during which he also met with partners in Hawaii, Guam, Japan, Thailand and India. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter meets South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin in Seoul, South Korea, July 26, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter bids farewell to South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin in Seoul, South Korea, July 26, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, tour the Military Armistice Commission building in Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, July 26, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and U.S. Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, tour the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, July 26, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, tour the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, July 26, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • A North Korean soldier watches as U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter tours the Military Armistice Commission building in Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, July 26, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • A North Korean soldier watches as U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, tour the Military Armistice Commission building in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, July 26, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Army Col. Kurt Taylor, U.N. Command Military Armistice Commission secretariat, points out features of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea to U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter during a visit to the border village of Panmunjom, July 26, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Army Col. Kurt Taylor, U.N. Command Military Armistice Commission secretariat, points out features of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea to U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter during a visit to the border village of Panmunjom, July 26, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, briefs U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter on  U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, July 26, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, speaks to troops before a town hall meeting with U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter on Camp Humphreys, South Korea, July 26, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter arrives for a town hall meeting with service members on Camp Humphreys, South Korea, July 26, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. addresses service members during a town hall meeting on Camp Humphreys, South Korea, July 26, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley