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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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    Defense Budget Priorities

    Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter talked about the U.S. defense budget priorities and the impact of possible January 2013 automatic budget cuts, also known as sequestration, as voted…

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    Defense Strategic Review

    Defense officials spoke to reporters at the Pentagon about U.S. military strategy in the 21st century. The new military strategy included $487 billion in cuts over the next decade.

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    End of Iraq War Ceremony at Joint Base Andrews

    President Obama and Vice President Biden marked the end of the war in Iraq by attending a special ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland as the colors of United States Forces - Iraq…

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    Ashton Carter Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Ashton Carter to be deputy secretary of Defense. Among the topics addressed were the potential…

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    Undersecretary Ashton Carter Remarks

    Ashton Carter spoke about the Department of Defense’s budget and said that the era of ever-increasing defense budgets was over. He laid out areas where the Pentagon could save…

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    Defense Department Budget and Contracting

    Defense Undersecretary for Acquisitions Ashton Carter testified on the Defense Department’s efforts to cut costs on federal contracts, increase competition, and improve Pentagon…

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    Ashton Carter Remarks

    Undersecretary Ashton Carter spoke about the acquisition and management process of the Defense Department and provided budget efficiency recommendations for missile defense. In…

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    Air Force Aerial Refueling Tanker Contract

    Officials announced Boeing as the winner of a $35 billion U.S. Air Force aerial refueling tanker contract. The Air Force had been trying for almost ten years to begin replacing its…

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    Defense Spending

    Ashton Carter begins his remarks with comments about the importance of national security and defense priorities in Afghanistan. He then focused on the defense department budget and its…

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    Department of Defense Efficiencies Initiatives

    Pentagon officials testified on Defense Department initiatives proposed by Secretary Robert Gates to more efficiently fund defense programs. One of the proposals included the…

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    Department of Defense Efficiencies Initiatives

    Pentagon officials testified about Defense Department initiatives proposed by Secretary Robert Gates to more efficiently fund defense programs. One of the proposals included the…

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    Military Contracts

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Undersecretary Ashton Carter spoke to reporters and answered questions about new military acquisition and procurement guidelines.

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