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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 of questions from…

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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 security, and counter terrorism during a time of…

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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 responded to…

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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 region. He…

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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 of the…

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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 inspections, airport…

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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 total revision of military…

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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 said the U.S. is…

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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 of…

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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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