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Travels with Carter - U.S. Secretary of Defense

Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled to Singapore, where he attended the 15th Annual Shangri-La Dialogue and met with regional counterparts. The visit marked Carter's fifth trip to the region in just over a year to help advance one of his foremost priorities: solidifying the Asia-Pacific rebalance.

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Carter News Conference in Singapore

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter holds a trilateral meeting with Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani and Republic of Korea Defense Minister Han Min-koo in Singapore.

Secretary Meets With Counterparts in Singapore

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About the Secretary

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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Carter, Admirals Take Questions on China at Shangri-La Dialogue

Defense Secretary Ash Carter signs a reciprocal defense agreement with Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani,

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and two of his senior naval officers today responded to reporters’ questions about China during the 15th annual International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia Security Summit, known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, in Singapore. Story

Carter, Asia-Pacific Leaders Discuss Regional Security Issues

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with several defense leaders from Asia-Pacific nations today in Singapore during the Shangri-La Dialogue, a major annual forum for key leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to discuss security challenges and opportunities. Story

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Map of Carter travel locations: Singapore.

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