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 newly launched defense efficiency initiative. The initiative included such steps as canceling unnecessary programs, improving affordability, cost control and encouraging better competition. He responded to questions from the audience. close
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