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Defense Secretary Ash Carter travels to Brussels to meet with NATO defense ministers on the European Reassurance Initiative and funding for a full deterrence posture in Europe. He also will discuss the military campaign countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with coalition defense ministers.

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Profile photo of Defense Secretary Ash Carter Ash Carter is the 25th secretary of defense. He previously served as deputy defense secretary and as undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Carter has received the Defense Department's Distinguished Service Medal five times and the Defense Intelligence Medal. Biography

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February 2016
Travels with Carter - U.S. Secretary of Defense

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Carter Meets With Emirati Defense Minister

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and the United Arab Emirates' Minister of State for Defense Affairs His Excellency Mohammed Al Bowardi met in Brussels to discuss their nations' shared security challenges, including the effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a readout of the meeting. Story

Secretary: Counter-ISIL Defense Ministers Unanimously Support Objectives

After meeting in Brussels with coalition defense ministers, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said his counterparts unanimously support objectives to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Story

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