Carter: Obama ‘Has Steadfastly’ Led Our Military in ‘Every Region of the World’

‘He has done so not only for the last eight years, but even today as we prepare for a new administration, we’re following the president’s leadership and ensuring a smooth and orderly transition’

CARTER: "Through it all, President Obama has led our military with an appreciation that America’s defense is so vital that we, to whom it is entrusted, must ensure its continuity and excellence across the years and across the domains of armed conflict, not just air, land and sea, but also space and cyber space, across parties, across government agencies, from strategic era to strategic era and from presidential administration to presidential administration. And he has done so not only for the last eight years, but even today as we prepare for a new administration, we’re following the president’s leadership and ensuring a smooth and orderly transition. Our military is a global force, one that President Obama has steadfastly and strategically led in every region of the world to ensure the men and women of the strongest and most principled fighting force in history effectively defend our country, deter our adversaries, bolster our alliances and partnerships and make it a better world for our children. In the Asia-Pacific, President Obama has sustained a comprehensive rebalance of military power in that region, the single most consequential one for America’s future.”

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