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Ashton Carter

The Pentagon’s New Rules Allow Anti-ISIS Airstrikes When Civilian Deaths Are More Likely

Previously, US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that risked civilian deaths were permitted in limited cases.

April 21, 2016
U.S. Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland

US To Urge Partners To Do More To Fight Islamic State Amid Complaints From Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has been the most vocal, complaining recently that some allies are “not doing enough or doing nothing at all.”

February 2, 2016
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Senate Confirms Ashton Carter As New Defense Secretary

President Obama’s fourth secretary of defense will be sworn in next week.

February 12, 2015
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Senate Panel Advances Obama’s Pentagon Nominee Carter

Ashton Carter is one step closer to becoming secretary of defense.

February 10, 2015

Obama Names Ex-Defense Official Ashton Carter As Pick To Run Pentagon

Meet the new secretary of defense.

December 5, 2014

Report: Ashton Carter Likely Next U.S. Defense Secretary

The former deputy defense secretary has reportedly been picked to lead the Pentagon.

December 2, 2014