Who is Ashton Carter?




Ashton Carter: He’s got it in the bag President Obama has nominated Ashton Carter to be his new Secretary of Defense replacing Chuck Hagel. Carter became the front-runner after it emerged that other leading contenders including Michéle Flournoy and Robert Work didn’t want the job. He will be tasked with the job of overseeing a strategy against ISIL in the Middle East and guiding the Pentagon through another raft of budget cuts while fending off and managing Obama’s "ev...
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