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    Defense Department Briefing

    On his final day on the job, Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke ahead of the regular briefing at the Pentagon to give details of overnight events including a U.S. airstrike in Libya…

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    Defense Secretary Farewell Ceremony

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter was honored at a formal military farewell ceremony as he closed out his decades of service in the Defense Department. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Genenal Joe Dunford called Secretary…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of military-related topics.

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    Armed Forces Farewell Ceremony for President Obama

    President Obama was honored by leaders of the armed forces in a presidential farewell ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia. The president was presented with a…

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    Reagan National Defense Forum, Secretary Ashton Carter

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter reflected on the successes of the Defense Department during his tenure and offered recommendations for key worldwide military theaters such as the Middle East and the…

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    Secretary Carter on Defense Innovation

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter talked about the future of defense innovation. Secretary Carter outlined the major areas where innovation was needed including technology, defense operations, organizational…

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    U.S.-South Korea Relations

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter held a joint news conference with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-Koo after meeting at the Pentagon. Secretary Carter talked about the threat posed by North Korea,…

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    U.S.-South Korea Relations

    Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and their South Korean counterparts spoke to reporters before their private ministerial meetings at the State Department on the…

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    National Security and Military Operations

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified at a hearing on military budget needs, particularly as it related to readiness across the…

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    Defense Department POW/MIA Ceremony

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter hosted the National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony. Other speakers included Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), whose father was a prisoner of war; and retired…

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    Defense Innovation

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and William Perry, Secretary Carter’s Clinton administration predecessor, talked about technology and innovation at the Pentagon. Secretary Carter said all ongoing…

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    Pentagon September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

    President Obama, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford spoke at the 15th anniversary remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial of the September 11,…

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    National Guard Bureau Leadership

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke at a ceremony as Army General Frank Grass stepped down as chief of the bureau and Air Force Lieutenant General Joseph Lengyel was sworn in to take his…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs Chair General John Dunford held a news conference on a variety of military-related issues. They addressed U.S.-Russia negotiations…

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    Efforts to Combat ISIS

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and Brett McGurk, one of President Obama’s special advisers, spoke to reporters as they convened a summit of more than 40 foreign…

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    Efforts to Combat ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, U.S. Central Command Commander General Joseph Votel, and Pentagon Spokesperson Peter Cook spoke to reporters following a meeting with foreign defense…

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    Secretary Ashton Carter on Defense Department Transgender Policy

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the U.S. military would allow transgender members to serve openly in all positions, including front-line ones involving combat. Additionally, Secretary…

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    Military Modernization

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter discussed efforts to modernize the military. He said that his plan was designed to build a bridge between national security needs and innovators throughout the nation.…

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    Memorial Day Observance

    President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate Memorial Day. Then, he spoke at a remembrance ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. Secretary…

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    U.S. Naval Academy Commencement Address

    Secretary Ashton Carter delivered the commencement address to the 2016 graduating class of the U.S. Naval Academy at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. He said that the five major…

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