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June 14, 2016

Orlando Casualties Include Army Reserve Captain

An Army Reserve officer was among 49 people killed early June 12 by a gunman who opened fire in an Orlando, Florida, nightclub.

June 14, 2016

U.S. Apache Helicopters Join Counter-ISIL Fight, Carter Says

U.S. Apache helicopters have entered the fight in Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters.

June 14, 2016

NATO’s Defense Spending Rises, Secretary General Says

Overall NATO defense spending has reversed trends of past years and is rising, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels on the eve of an alliance defense ministers conference.

June 14, 2016

Carter, Turkish Defense Minister Discuss Security Issues in Brussels

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik discussed a number of security issues and highlighted the close friendship between America and Turkey during a meeting in Brussels.

June 10, 2016

Carter Stresses Importance of Innovation to Warfighters

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he is looking at the intersection between technology and defense as the logical place for emphasis as he continues to put in place programs and organizations to meet the needs of warfighters in an increasingly competitive world.

June 9, 2016

Carter Unveils Next Wave of Force of the Future Initiatives

Defense Secretary Ash Carter today announced the next steps in his Force of the Future initiative to modernize the rules and regulations that govern how the Defense Department recruits, develops and retains service members and civilian employees.

June 8, 2016

Carter, Work Discuss Security Challenges With Swedish Defense Minister

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work discussed security challenges with Sweden's defense minister and signed a statement of intent that cements the relationship and cooperation between the United States and Sweden.

June 5, 2016

Carter Offers Condolences to Families of Army, Marine Corps Accident Victims

In Singapore, Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered condolences to the families of nine soldiers killed during a training accident at Fort Hood, Texas, and to the family of a Blue Angels pilot who died when his F/A-18C Hornet aircraft crashed in Smyrna, Tennessee.

June 4, 2016

Carter Comments on Fort Hood Training Accident

Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke in Singapore about the June 2 training accident at Fort Hood, Texas, that claimed the lives of nine soldiers.

June 4, 2016

Carter, Admirals Take Questions on China at Shangri-La Dialogue

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and two senior naval officers responded to reporters’ questions about China during the 15th annual International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia Security Summit in Singapore.

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