U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter arrives in Iraq's Kurdistan region on an unannounced trip for meetings with the region's security forces. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived on an unannounced visit on Friday (July 24) to Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region, whose forces have emerged as one of America's strongest partners in the fight against Islamic State. Carter was expected to meet the Kurdistan region's President Massoud Barzani as well as U.S. forces. His visit to Erbil came a day after the Pentagon chief traveled to Baghdad to meet Iraqi leaders as they advance plans to recapture the city of Ramadi from Islamic State militants.