Carter Addresses Aspen Security Forum in Colorado

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives at the Aspen Institute Security Forum in Colorado, July 18, 2013. Carter, who addressed the audience, said the Defense Department is managing a major strategic transition with military, geopolitical and technological elements, despite steep budget reductions. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter prepares to speak at the Aspen Institute Security Forum in Colorado, July 18, 2013.  DOD photo illustration by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, answers questions during a session with David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, at the Aspen Institute Security Forum in Colorado, July 18, 2013.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the Aspen Institute Security Forum in Colorado, July 18, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the Aspen Institute Security Forum in Colorado, July 18, 2013.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Kimberly Dozier of the Associated Press asks Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter a question during the Aspen Institute Security Forum in Colorado, July 18, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with reporters after addressing the audience at the Aspen Institute Security Forum in Colorado, July 18, 2013.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter talks with Navy Adm. William H. McRaven at the Aspen Institute Security Forum in Colorado, July 18, 2013.  McRaven, who also spoke at the forum, is commander of U.S. Special Operations Command. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter boards a plane after speaking at the Aspen Institute Security Forum in Colorado, July 18, 2013.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler