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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter talks with troops on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Sunday. Carter answered a range of questions and thanked troops for their service.
Carter greets troops in Kandahar, praises progress
WASHINGTON - As part of his first official trip to Afghanistan as defense secretary, Ash Carter made a stop in Kandahar Sunday to thank U.S. troops there for their dedication to the mission and the progress they and their NATO and Afghan allies have achieved. His visit was to the Train Advise and Assist Command – South, formerly Regional Command – South. The command’s area of responsibility includes the provinces of Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul and Daykundi. The 1st Cavalry Division is what is called the TAAC-South framework element, and contributing countries include Romania, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia, Jordan and Georgia. At TAAC-South’s Kandahar Airfield headquarters, Carter told the troops that they are his priority. “You’re what I wake up to every morning,...» read more
 
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