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Jan. 19, 2017

Carter Legacy: Force of the Future, Modernizing DoD, Confronting Threats

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is departing as President Barack Obama's top defense advisor after nearly two years in the post, during which he led initiatives to modernize and strengthen the department while confronting myriad global challenges in a changing strategic landscape.

Jan. 18, 2017

Carter Says Farewell After 35 Years of Defense Department Service

Defense Secretary Ash Carter addressed members of the Defense Department in the Pentagon auditorium to say farewell to the department he’s served and to those he has served alongside in a series of jobs that have grown in responsibility over 35 years.

Jan. 12, 2017

Carter Bids Farewell to Air Force Secretary

In a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Defense Secretary Ash Carter joined the men and women of the Air Force as they bid farewell to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James.

Jan. 12, 2017

Carter Receives First Sam Nunn National Security Leadership Award

Defense Secretary Ash Carter received the inaugural Sam Nunn National Security Leadership Prize at the Center for Strategic and International Studies headquarters.

Dec. 20, 2016

Pentagon’s Newest Exhibit Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

Vietnam veteran and former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel returned to the Pentagon to join Defense Secretary Ash Carter in officially opening an exhibit honoring the estimated 9 million Americans who served in the Vietnam War.

Dec. 15, 2016

Carter Meets With Turkey’s Defense Minister in London

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işik in London on the sidelines of a meeting of defense ministers whose countries are participating in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Dec. 15, 2016

ISIL ‘Failing,’ Defense Leaders Say After London Meeting

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is failing, and the campaign to defeat the terror group in Iraq and Syria is on track, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said during a news conference in London following a meeting of counter-ISIL coalition defense ministers.

Dec. 15, 2016

Carter: Coalition Must Stay Focused on Counter-ISIL Campaign

While the coalition is collapsing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s control over Mosul and Raqqa, it must stay focused on the continued execution of the campaign into 2017, Carter said at a London meeting of defense ministers participating in the campaign to defeat ISIL.

Dec. 13, 2016

Carter Confirms Deaths of Three Key ISIL Leaders

During a talk with airmen assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed the deaths of three key leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Raqqa, Syria.

Dec. 12, 2016

Carter Thanks U.S., Coalition Troops for Counter-ISIL Work in Iraq

Defense Secretary Ash Carter presented awards for valor to Iraqi soldiers and thanked U.S. and coalition troops engaged in the campaign to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during his visit to Qayyarah Airfield West, Iraq.

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