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Secretary Carter Meets with NATO Counterparts in Brussels

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with his NATO‬ counterparts for the first Defense Ministerial of the year. Allied ministers agreed to provide support to assist with the refugee and migrant crisis, and took steps to strengthen the Alliance defense and deterrence posture. While in town, Secretary Carter convened the first ever gathering of the ...
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February 9, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Telephonic Press Briefing

February 9, 2016 Moderator: Today we’re very pleased to welcome once again from Brussels Ambassador Douglas Lute, the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO. As you know, this week is the NATO Defense Ministerial, so this is a very timely conversation and I’m sure you have many questions. And thanks again to Ambassador Lute for taking ...
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US Contribution Helps Move NATO Missile Defense Forward

The U.S. is making major strides with Allies to advance NATO’s critical missile defense capability. The European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) has made important progress over the past six years, according to Frank Rose, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. The first Aegis ashore site in Deveselu, Romania made its technical ...
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Carter Opens All Military Occupations, Positions to Women

By Cheryl Pellerin, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, December 3, 2015 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception. For the first time in U.S. military history, as long as they qualify and meet specific standards, the secretary said women will be ...
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