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Ash Carter Discusses DoD Changes in Farewell Address

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has highlighted changes throughout his 35-year career at the Defense Department during his farewell address in the Pentagon auditorium, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter said DoD missions have transformed from the “great-power competition of the Cold War years” to more than a decade of counterinsurgency …

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Ash Carter, India’s Defense Minister Discuss Collaborative Priorities

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and his counterpart from India Manohar Parrikar met in New Delhi as part of a trip to discuss priorities with ally nations and thank service members around the world, DoD News reported Thursday. Amaani Lyle writes the two leaders discussed technology matters including the Defense Technology and Trade …

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Ash Carter: US Plans Return of Land from Northern Okinawa to Japan

Defense Secretary Ash has said the U.S. military will look to give back some land in Okinawa to Japan’s government government within the end of the year, Reuters reported Tuesday. Idrees Ali writes that a senior U.S. defense official said approximately 4,000 hectares of land in Northern Okinawa is planned to be returned to …

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Ash Carter Issues Proposals to Establish Diverse Recruitment Pool for Military Services

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has introduced a national discussion that works to establish a diverse recruitment pool through proposals designed to help attract recruits aged 17 to 24 from across the country, DoD News reported Wednesday. Jim Garamone writes most of the military recruits come from southeastern states such as Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, …

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Ash Carter: Pentagon Needs to Continue RD-180 Engine Buys

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said the Pentagon must continue its purchases of Russian RD-180 rocket engines until the U.S. can find an alternative to the United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Colin Clark writes that Carter told the Senate Appropriation defense subcommittee the military needs to buy at least 18 RD-180 engines …

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Ash Carter, Middle East Defense Chiefs Talk Defense Ties

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates armed forces, have discussed the bilateral defense relationship between the  two countries, DoD News reported Tuesday. The two defense officials met at Shati Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE to discuss counterterrorism, instability in Iraq …

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