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Carter Meets With Vietnamese Leaders in Hanoi, Vietnam

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • With U.S. and Vietnamese flags flying in front of the Vietnamese Ministry of Defense, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter walks with Vietnamese Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh past an honor cordon to welcome him to Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015. Carter is on a 10-day trip to meet with partner nations and affirm U.S. commitment in the Asia-Pacific region. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Vietnamese soldiers stand at attention during an honor cordon to welcome U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter to the Vietnamese Ministry of Defense in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, receives a salute from senior Vietnamese officers as he visits the Vietnamese Ministry of Defense and meets with Vietnamese Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, shakes hands with senior Vietnamese officers as he visits the Vietnamese Ministry of Defense and meets with Vietnamese Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • While on his way to meet with President of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang, Defense Secretary Ash Carter pauses at a historical marker on the waterfront of Truc Bach Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015, marking the site where Senator John McCain, a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, was shot down and captured.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Vietnamese Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh, left, makes opening comments during a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carterk fourth from right at table, meets with Vietnamese Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh, fourth from left, in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Vietnamese Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh sign a joint vision statement after meeting at the Vietnamese Ministry of Defense in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Vietnamese Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh hold a press conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Holding his hand over his heart, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter repatriates several war artifacts, including a diary from a Vietnamese soldier, as he passes them to Vietnamese Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Vietnamese Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh pauses quietly after receiving repatriated war artifacts from U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015, during a press conference. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during press conference with Vietnamese Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Vietnamese Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh hold a press conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits a room of artifacts recovered from the Vietnam War at the U.S. Defense Department's POW/MIA Accounting Agency office in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Recovered artifacts from the Vietnam War lie in display cases in the offices of the U.S. Defense Department's POW/MIA Accounting Agency office in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Vietnamese military officers mingle with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, and U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius at the ambassador's residence during a reception marking the 20th anniversary of the normalization of relations with Vietnam in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius, left, introduces U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter during a reception marking the 20th anniversary of the normalization of relations with Vietnam in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn
  • Vietnamese military officers, foreground, look over a smart phone photo of themselves mingling with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius at the ambassador's residence during a reception marking the 20th anniversary of the normalization of relations with Vietnam in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with Nguyen Phu Trong, the general secretary of Vietnam's Communist Party, in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with the Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 1, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett