Feb 17, 2015

New defense chief vows to protect troops' safety, dignity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ash Carter, sworn in Tuesday as President Barack Obama's fourth secretary of defense, pledged to offer his most candid strategic advice and carefully consider decisions about sending troops into harm's way. Vice President Joe Biden issued the oath of office from the White House, on a Bible held by Carter's wife, while most of the federal government was closed because of snow...

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