“Mission Critical: A Conversation with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter” was the keynote session of the first-ever Defense One Tech Summit, held at the Newseum.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter discussed efforts to modernize the military. He said that his plan was designed to build a bridge between national security needs and innovators throughout the nation. Secretary Carter also addressed a recent decision to expand the military’s authority to conduct airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan. After his remarks he was interviewed by Kevin Baron and responded to questions from members of the audience.
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