Defense Policy

How Would Ash Carter Run the Pentagon?

December 5, 2014  • Aaron Myers

Ashton Carter was nominated today as President Barack Obama’s pick for Secretary of Defense. He joined us for a wide-ranging conversation on the future of the Pentagon during the 2013 Aspen Security Forum. Carter was Deputy Secretary of Defense at the time. He took questions on Edward Snowden, nuclear weapons, the sequester, and the Pentagon’s budget.

Carter was interviewed by David Sanger of the New York Times.