July 8, 2016
Carter Discusses Issues President Will Address at NATO Summit
On his way to Warsaw, Poland, for the NATO summit, Defense Secretary Ash Carter highlighted the issues he said he expects alliance leaders to discuss during the two-day meeting.
July 7, 2016
Commanders Stress Pacific Exercise’s Value to Regional Prosperity
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii —
The biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise promotes cooperation that contributes to prosperity in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, top U.S. commanders said at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
July 5, 2016
Middle East Terrorist Attacks Highlight Need to Pressure ISIL, DoD Official Says
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is closely monitoring the aftermath of brutal terrorist attacks over the past few days in Turkey, Bangladesh, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters.
July 1, 2016
Carter Congratulates Top Officers on Senate Confirmation
Defense Secretary Ash Carter extended his congratulations to three top officers on their Senate confirmation to assume their new posts.
June 29, 2016
Carter Offers Condolences After Istanbul Airport Attack
Defense Secretary Ash Carter called Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik to express his deep condolences following the terrorist attack at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, the Pentagon's deputy press secretary said.
June 24, 2016
U.S., UK to Maintain Close Ties; Counter-ISIL Efforts Continue
Defense Secretary Ash Carter told his British counterpart that the two nations will always enjoy close defense ties, while the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant continues to feel pressure in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon press secretary said.
Welsh Thanks Airmen for Honor of Leading Them
Pride in service, pride in people and pride in family took center stage at Joint Base Andrews, Md., as Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III retired after more than 40 years of military service.
Carter Calls UK Counterpart Following Brexit Vote
Following the historic decision by voters in the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union, Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke by telephone with his U.K. counterpart.
Carter Says Welsh Will be Remembered for Dedication to Airmen
Retiring Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III always remembered that people are what make the U.S. Air Force the best in the world, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a change-of-command and retirement ceremony.
June 23, 2016
Carter Visits Research Center, ROTC Cadets During Trip
The American military needs quality personnel and the agility to ensure they are equipped better than any enemy, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during a visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division in Crane, Indiana.