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    Secretary Ashton Carter on Defense Budget and National Security

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivered remarks on national security challenges and the need for Congress to pass the fiscal year 2016 defense budget. Secretary Carter also discussed…

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    United States and Afghanistan Partnership

    Top U.S. officials praised the progress on the United States and Afghanistan’s “revitalized partnership,” announcing plans for several measures including a new development…

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    Defense Programs and Combating ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified at a hearing on the Pentagon budget and President Obama’s request for authorization for the…

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    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Cybersecurity

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivered remarks to members of the U.S. Cyber Command workforce. He thanked them for their service and talked about assimilating what he called a…

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    U.S.-U.K. Military Relations

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon spoke to reporters at a Pentagon briefing. The two spoke about the strong alliance between the U.S. and the…

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    Authorization for the Use of Military Force Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on President…

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    Ceremonial Swearing-In of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter participated in a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony and reception at the Pentagon. Supreme Court Justice Elana Kagan administered the oath of…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for the…

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    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter Remarks to Pentagon Employees

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke to employees in the Pentagon Auditorium. He thanked his predecessor, Secretary Chuck Hagel, and outlined his priorities for the next two years in…

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    Swearing-In Ceremony for Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

    Vice President Joe Biden swore-in former Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter as Secretary of Defense. He replaced Chuck Hagel, who announced his resignation in November 2014.

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    Secretary of Defense Confirmation Hearing

    Former Defense Department Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be secretary of defense. He answered two full rounds…

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    White House Defense Secretary Nomination Announcement

    President Obama announced Ashton Carter would be replacing outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

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    Future of the Pentagon

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter talked about the future of the Pentagon as it shifts from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to a new focus on the Asia Pacific Theater, cyber…

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    Sequestration and Defense Department Budget

    Ashton Carter talked about the effects of sequestration on the Defense Department’s strategic and budgetary priorities during a period of unprecedented fiscal uncertainty. He…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy in Asia

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter talked about Department of Defense strategy, focusing on moving the military’s focus from Iraq and Afghanistan toward the Asia-Pacific…

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    Defense Secretary Hagel on Automatic Defense Cuts

    Secretary Chuck Hagel and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter briefed the media on the status of the Department of Defense’s sequestration planning efforts. They said some…

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    Debt Reduction and the Federal Budget

    Obama administration cabinet officials testified on the impact of sequestration on their departments. Some of the services that would be cut included Agriculture Department…

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    Sequestration Defense Budget Cuts

    Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget cuts. They said the reductions would mean less training, furloughs for thousands of workers, and a…

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    Ashton Carter on Chinese Military Power

    Ashton Carter summarized the Defense Department’s strategy of moving the military’s focus from Iraq and Afghanistan toward the Asia-Pacific region. Among other remarks he…

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    Possible Defense Spending Cuts

    Jeffrey Zients and Ashton Carter testified on the effects of automatic budget cuts on Defense Department and other government programs. The cuts, also known as sequestration, were part…

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