James Schlesinger on the Feb. 11, 1974 cover of Time.
James Schlesinger was at once a lifelong Washington creature and a man who rose above politics, achieving the heights of power in both Republican and Democratic administrations. Read More
Then Secretary James Schlesinger visits troops of the FRG at Ulm, Germany on May 1, 1974. US Naval Institute Photo
James Schlesinger — the former head of the Pentagon, the CIA and the first Secretary of Energy — died on Thursday. Read More
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter testifies to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Feb. 14. DoD Photo
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter reiterated to Congress the need for legislative action to stop the looming March deadline for the mandatory sequestration cuts to the military, in testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Thursday.