Carter Trip

By Christopher J. Castelli / October 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter arrived in Kuwait today on the first stop of a week-long visit to meet with national leaders and thank military personnel serving within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said this afternoon in a statement.

"Carter's travel includes stops in Kuwait, Qatar, and Iraq," Little said. While in Qatar, Carter will also receive command briefings from CENTCOM Commander Gen. James Mattis, he noted.