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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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    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Cybersecurity

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivered remarks to members of the U.S. Cyber Command workforce. He thanked them for their service and talked about assimilating what he called a…

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    U.S.-U.K. Military Relations

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon spoke to reporters at a Pentagon briefing. The two spoke about the strong alliance between the U.S. and the…

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    Authorization for the Use of Military Force Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on President…

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    Ceremonial Swearing-In of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter participated in a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony and reception at the Pentagon. Supreme Court Justice Elana Kagan administered the oath of…

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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 before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for the…

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    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter Remarks to Pentagon Employees

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke to employees in the Pentagon Auditorium. He thanked his predecessor, Secretary Chuck Hagel, and outlined his priorities for the next two years in…

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    Swearing-In Ceremony for Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

    Vice President Joe Biden swore-in former Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter as secretary of Defense.

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    Secretary of Defense Confirmation Hearing

    Former Defense Department Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be secretary of defense. He answered two full rounds…

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