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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

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.

June 24, 2016

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.

June 24, 2016

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.

June 24, 2016

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.

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