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Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Florida, Texas and Massachusetts on a wide-ranging trip that will focus on the counter-ISIL campaign and the secretary’s commitment to innovation.

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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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