Carter Meets with Officials in Philippines, Indonesia

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, and U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Harry K. Thomas Jr. confer outside the Defense Ministry before meeting with Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin in Manila, Philippines, March 19, 2013. Carter is on a six-day trip in the Asia-Pacific region to meet with defense counterparts and assure ally nations of the U.S. commitment to the area. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, shakes hands with Philippine Secretary of National Defense Voltaire Gazmin as they meet at the Ministry of Defense in Manila, Philippines, March 19, 2013.   DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right center, meets with Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, left center, at the Ministry of Defense in Manila, Philippines, March 19, 2013.   DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, meets with Philippine Secretary of National Defense Voltaire Gazmin, foreground, at the Ministry of Defense in Manila, Philippines, March 19, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, foreground, makes introductory remarks as Philippine Defense Voltaire Gazmin, center back, listens at the Ministry of Defense in Manila, Philippines, March 19, 2013.   DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, Philippines, March 19, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, shakes hands with Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario, left, after meeting with him at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, Phiippines, March 18, 2013.   DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, shakes hands with Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., left, at the Malacañang Palace in Manila, Phiippines, March 18, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, and his staff meet with Philippine Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., right, at the Malacañang Palace in Manila, Phiippines, March 18, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, walks with U.S. Ambassador David L. Carden, right, as he arrives in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 19, 2013. Carden is the first resident U.S. ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets a line of guests as he attends dinner in the home of U.S. Ambassador to David L. Carden shortly after arriving in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 19, 2013. Carden is the first resident U.S. ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, sits down for dinner with U.S. Ambassador David L. Carden and other invited guests in the ambassador's residence shortly after arriving in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 19, 2013. Carden is the first resident U.S. ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett