14 Apr '15, 10pm
Carter, Spain's Defense Minister Discuss Bilateral Relationship
Carter, Spain’s Defense Minister Discuss Bilateral Relationship DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 In a phone call with Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenes today, Defense Secretary Ash Carter recognized Spain's strong contributions to global security and its commitments to NATO, calling Spain a "full-spectrum ally," Pentagon officials said. In a statement summarizing the call, officials said the two defense leaders discussed Spain's contributions to counterterrorism efforts and joint military collaboration, and that Carter thanked Morenes for Spain's continued hospitality in hosting U.S. forces and their families at Moron and Rota. Mutual Security Benefits “Both men acknowledged the mutual security benefits of this arrangement, as well as the related labor concerns at Moron,” the statement said. “They expressed confidence that the strong U.S.-...