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    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter News Conference

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of military-related issues, including the future of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and the…

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    Army Chief of Staff Retirement Ceremony

    U.S Army Officials held a transition in responsibility ceremony honoring outgoing Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno, who retired after 39 years of service to the Army, and his…

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    Memorial Service in Chattanooga

    A memorial service was held in McKenzie Arena for the sailor and four Marines killed in the July 16, 2015, attack of two military recruiting and reserve centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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    Secretary Carter on the Education of Military Children

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter talked about the importance of ensuring educational opportunities and support for children of military families. He highlighted a Pentagon effort to…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretary John Kerry, Jack Lew, and Ernest Moniz joined Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey in testifying before the Senate Armed Services…

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    50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

    House and Senate leaders spoke at an official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War in the Capitol Visitor Center. They were joined by Defense Secretary…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on U.S. strategy in combating ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria. A broad range of topics…

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    U.S-France Military Relations

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and France’s Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian spoke to reporters following a meeting at the Pentagon. They spoke about continuing coalition…

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    Defense Department Issues

    Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey briefed reporters on a range of issues. Topics included gender diversity in the armed…

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    Middle East Policy and Combating ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on combating ISIS* and U.S. strategy in the Middle East. Secretary Carter told the…

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    National Memorial Day Observance

    President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns to commemorate Memorial Day. Then, he and Defense Secretary Carter spoke at a remembrance ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater…

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    Joint Chiefs Announcement

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the nomination of General Mark Milley to be Army chief of staff and Admiral John Richardson to be chief of Naval operations. Secretary Carter…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of military-related topics. They discussed the…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified about the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Secretary Carter…

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    Sexual Assault in the Military

    Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter released the Defense Department’s annual report on sexual assault in the military and announced directives to further strengthen the…

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    Sexual Assault in the Military

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke before an audience of Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) students in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall. He talked about the need for…

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    Defense Secretary Carter News Conference

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter was joined in his first official news conference by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey. Topics included the Iraqi prime minister’s…

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    Secretary Ashton Carter on Defense Budget and National Security

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivered remarks on national security challenges and the need for Congress to pass the fiscal year 2016 defense budget. Secretary Carter also discussed…

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    United States and Afghanistan Partnership

    Top U.S. officials praised the progress on the United States and Afghanistan’s “revitalized partnership,” announcing plans for several measures including a new development…

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    Defense Programs and Combating ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified at a hearing on the Pentagon budget and President Obama’s request for authorization for the…

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