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Senate confirms Carter as Defense secretary

Senate confirms Carter as Defense secretaryCarter, 60, succeeds Chuck Hagel who never really recovered from a bruising confirmation fight in 2013. Carter, by contrast, easily navigated his confirmation hearing and won unanimous support from the Armed Services Committee.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
News

Senate Confirms Ashton Carter As Defense Secretary

Senate Confirms Ashton Carter As Defense SecretaryThe Senate voted, 93-5, Thursday to confirm Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, installing a long-time Pentagon insider at the top of the nation's war effort.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Nation Now

Senate confirms Carter as Defense secretary

Senate confirms Carter as Defense secretaryThe Senate voted, 93-5, Thursday to confirm Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, installing a long-time Pentagon insider at the top of the nation's war effort.
  • Nation Now
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Nation

Senate confirms Carter as Defense secretary

Senate confirms Carter as Defense secretaryCarter has served under 11 Defense secretaries and most recently was the No. 2 official there.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Budget

Obama Warns UK About NATO Spending Targets

Obama Warns UK About NATO Spending TargetsUS President Barack Obama warned British Prime Minister David Cameron against allowing defense spending to slip below NATO's target of 2 percent of gross domestic product when the two leaders met in Washington last month.
  • Budget
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Warfare

Report: China's Incomplete Transformation

Report: China's Incomplete TransformationMedia reports of China's new J-20 and J-31 stealth fighters, "carrier-killer" anti-ship ballistic missiles and anti-satellite weapons have unnerved many in the Pentagon.
  • Warfare
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Congress

Column: Senate's Low Bar for SecDef Approval

Column: Senate's Low Bar for SecDef ApprovalRepublican senators failed to a land a single stinging punch on the chin of President Barack Obama's hand-picked defense secretary nominee last week.
  • Congress
  • 3 weeks ago
Columnists

Ashton Carter likely to break hawks’ hearts

Ashton Carter likely to break hawks’ heartsObama’s defense secreatry nominee interviewed
  • Columnists
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago