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Oct. 28, 2016

Carter Accepts NDU Foundation Patriot Award on Behalf of DoD Personnel

Saying he was proud to represent “the finest fighting force the world has ever known," Defense Secretary Ash Carter accepted the American Patriot Award from the National Defense University Foundation on behalf of the men and women of the Defense Department during a gala in Washington, D.C.

Oct. 23, 2016

Carter Meets With Iraqi Prime Minister, Addresses Troops in Baghdad

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad and spoke with troops there about the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the ongoing military campaign to retake the city of Mosul.

Oct. 21, 2016

Carter Travels to Turkey, Meets With Turkish Leaders

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Defense Minister Fikri Işık in Ankara, Turkey, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook announced in a readout of the meetings.

Oct. 20, 2016

Carter Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Security on Korean Peninsula

The United States remains concerned about North Korean provocations, and is committed to defending its allies with the "full spectrum of American military might," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a news conference with his South Korean counterpart, Han Min-koo.

Oct. 13, 2016

Carter Offers Condolences on Death of Thailand’s King

Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered his condolences on the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.

Oct. 11, 2016

Carter, Chilean Defense Minister Discuss Security Issues, Sign Agreement

Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed a range of issues with his Chilean counterpart on the sidelines of the 12th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Oct. 11, 2016

Defense Relationship Highlights Carter’s Meeting With Mexican Counterpart

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Mexican Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda discussed Mexico's expanding defense and security leadership role in the region and globally during a meeting at the 12th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Oct. 11, 2016

U.S., Brazil Reaffirm Cooperation in Meeting of Defense Leaders

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann reaffirmed their strong support for continued defense cooperation between their countries.

Oct. 11, 2016

Carter Highlights 'Tremendous Progress' in Hemisphere's Peace, Security

The U.S. and its partners in the Western Hemisphere have made tremendous progress in strengthening and securing the region, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at the 12th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas.

Oct. 11, 2016

Carter Thanks Leaders in Trinidad and Tobago for Successful Conference

In Trinidad and Tobago’s capital of Port-of-Spain, Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with the Caribbean nation’s prime minister and national security minister during the 12th Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas.

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