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Carter Visits Troops, Leaders in Kuwait

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives in Kuwait City, Feb. 22, 2015. During his first overseas trip as secretary, Carter plans to meet with senior U.S. military and foreign leaders to assess operations in Afghanistan and the regional effort to contain and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. He also plans to visit and thank U.S. troops for their service. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter talks with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khalid Al Jarrah Al Sabah after arriving in Kuwait City, Feb. 22, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khalid Al Jarrah Al Sabah in Kuwait City, Feb. 22, 2015. During his first overseas trip as secretary, Carter plans to meet with senior U.S. military and foreign leaders to assess operations in Afghanistan and the regional effort to contain and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter makes his introduction with the emir of Kuwait Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah in Kuwait City, Feb. 23, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter presents a gift to Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Al Jarrah Al Sabah while meeting with senior Kuwaiti officials in Kuwait City, Feb. 23, 2015.   DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter walks with Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Al Jarrah Al Sabah to attend a meeting with the emir of Kuwait Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah in Kuwait City, Feb. 23, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is escorted to a meeting with Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Al Jarrah Al Sabah in Kuwait City, Feb. 23, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with the emir of Kuwait Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah in Kuwait City, Feb. 23, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Al Jarrah Al Sabah in Kuwait City, Feb. 23, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • The emir of Kuwait Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah speaks with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter as they meet in Kuwait City, Feb. 23, 2015.   DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convenes the Regional Security Conference held on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2015. Carter met with senior officers to assess the status of the effort to combat ISIL and other security matters in the region.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convenes the Regional Security Conference held on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2015. Carter met with senior officers to assess the status of the effort to combat ISIL and other security matters in the region.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convenes the Regional Security Conference held on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2015. Carter met with senior officers to assess the status of the effort to combat ISIL and other security matters in the region.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter reviews his notes prior to making remarks at a troop event on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks at a troop event on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter holds a press conference after meeting with senior commanders attending a regional security conference on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2015. During the meeting, Carter and other defense leaders discussed strategies for dealing with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, and other regional threats to partner and ally nations. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks at a troop event on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter holds a press conference after meeting with senior commanders attending a regional security conference on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanks U.S. Army Lt. Gen. James L. Terry, commanding general of U.S. Army Central, after a regional security conference on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 23, 2015.
 DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter bids farewell to Kuwaiti military leaders after visiting Kuwait, Feb. 24, 2015. Carter completed his first international trip as defense secretary, stopping in Afghanistan and Kuwait to meet with government officials, military commanders and troops with whom he shared his appreciation. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter bids farewell to U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert S. Williams, chief of the Office of Military Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, as he boards his plane after visiting the country, Feb. 24, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett