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Carter Travels to Israel, Meets With Leaders

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter departs Joint Base Andrews, Md., July 19, 2015, to travel to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Jordan to discuss security matters. Carter spent the first leg of his trip in Israel, where he met with leaders, toured Israel's border with Lebanon and held a joint press conference. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with reporters while in flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, July 19, 2015.  DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with reporters while in flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, July 19, 2015.  DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 19, 2015, the first stop of a weeklong trip that will include Saudi Arabia and Jordan.  DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon shake hands as they pose for a photo in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 20, 2015.  DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon discuss security matters at Kirya Tower in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 20, 2015.  DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, back center, and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, foreground, discuss security matters at Kirya Tower in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 20, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, left foreground, discuss security matters at Kirya Tower in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 20, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon review the helicopter tour they plan to take to see Israel's border with Lebanon, July 20, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon observe the Hussein Lookout near Israel's border with Lebanon, July 20, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon during their helicopter visit to Israel's border with Lebanon, July 20, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center, and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, left, visit northern Israel, July 20, 2015, to view threats along the Lebanese border.  DoD photo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center left, and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon render honors during an honor cordon at Kirya Tower in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 20, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center, and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, right, stand at attention during an honor cordon at Kirya Tower in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 20, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon walk to a joint press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 20, 2015.  DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon answer questions during a joint press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 20, 2015. Carter is on the first leg of a weeklong trip to the Middle East to discuss security concerns in Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter answers questions during a joint press conference at Kirya Tower in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 20, 2015.  DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center right, and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, center left, talk with each other before they sit down to dinner in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 20, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center left, and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, center right, sit down to dinner in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 20, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center left, and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, center right, listen to Israeli soldiers sing during dinner in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 20, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, left, pose for a photo with Israeli soldiers after dinner in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 20, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter poses for a photo with a young patron who asked for his autograph after dinner in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 20, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen