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Ashton Carter: DoD, Allies to Confront Evolving Challenges Together

Ashton Carter
Ashton Carter

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the U.S. and its allies need to tackle both near-term and long-term challenges in support of efforts to provide security around the world, DoD News reported Wednesday.

Carter told his audience at the World Affairs Council’s Annual Honors Global Education Gala that the U.S. carries a responsibility to address the five evolving challenges regarding Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and the Islamic State group, Terri Moon Cronk writes.

“In this interconnected world, we can’t afford to ignore… the challenges of our friends and allies together,” said Carter.

The report added that DoD continues to invest in science and technology research and development programs that work to assist the 450,00 Americans deployed across the globe in an effort to accomplish its national security goals.

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