Dec 12, 2014

Likely Pentagon nominee earned stripes quiet way

WASHINGTON (AP) — No household name, Ashton Carter has earned his stripes in the national security trenches the quiet way. For decades he has toiled as a defense thinker and strategist, nuclear expert, three-time Pentagon executive, budget guru and academician. He never served in the military or in Congress, unlike many defense secretaries, including the man he would replace if President Barack...

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