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Travels With Carter
Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter

March 2013


South Korea




Top Stories

Carter Quantifies Shift of DOD Resources to Asia-Pacific

The Defense Department has begun to shift its intellectual and physical weight to the Asia-Pacific to reinforce longstanding military commitments to the region, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. Story

Carter Engages With Indonesian, Regional Leaders

On the last leg of his weeklong trip to Asia, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter spent two days visiting defense and government officials, delivering remarks at an international conference, and holding bilateral talks with leaders from nations in the region. Story

Carter: U.S., Philippines Enjoy ‘Longstanding’ Alliance

On the third stop of his weeklong trip to Asia, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter met today with top officials here and carried greetings from President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to be delivered to President Benigno Aquino III. Story

Carter Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to South Korea

In Seoul for meetings with members of South Korean President Park Geun-hye's new administration, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter pledged the United States remains steadfast in its defense commitments to South Korea. Story

Carter, Japanese Counterpart Focus
On Alliance-Related Issues

On the first stop of his weeklong trip to Asia, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Senior Vice Defense Minister Akinori Eto at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo. Story

Deputy Secretary Visits Asia to Discuss Common Security Challenges

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Asia to meet with U.S. allies and partners and continue defense consultations on a range of common security challenges. Story

About the Deputy Secretary

Ash Carter is the deputy secretary of defense. Previously, he served as undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics from April 2009 until October 2011. As undersecretary, he led the department's efforts to accelerate the fulfillment of urgent operational needs; increase the department's buying power; and strengthen the nation¹s defenses against weapons of mass destruction and other emerging threats. Biography

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