Former Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, 68, died on Monday in Boston following “a sudden cardiac event,” his family said in a statement. Read More
The first Black four-star Marine general assumed command of the U.S. Africa Command during a Tuesday ceremony in Germany. Read More
President-elect Joe Biden called retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin III “the right person for this job” as the 28th secretary of defense in an appearance Wednesday in Wilmington, Del. Read More
This story has been updated to include a statement from former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy.
President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday formally announced his decision to nominate retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as his defense secretary. Read More
The following is the April 25, 2019 U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General report into Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan. Read More
The following is the Dec. 27, 2016 Congressional Research Service brief, Waiver of Statutory Qualifications Relating to Prior Military Service of the Secretary of Defense. Read More
You are out there somewhere. Perhaps you are currently serving in a senior national security position. You may be advising one of the current presidential candidates on defense policy. You could be a leader in industry, or academia. You may be working at a think-tank or serving as an elected or appointed official in state or federal government.
You are the next Secretary of The Navy. Read More
Indo-U.S. relations have been the subject of interest for many policy analysts and with the emergence of an economic and military powerhouse in India, they have major implications for the United States and rest of the world. The divorced relationship that existed since the Cold war has gone beyond mutual suspicion and emerged as trusted friends. The liberalization of the Indian economy in 1991 brought new-found opportunities for both the nations. Read More
The following is Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s welcome message to Department of Defense personnel on Feb. 17, 2015 — his first day on the job. Read More
Ashton Carter acknowledged Wednesday that if confirmed as secretary of defense he and the nation “will be confronting some of the most challenging problems we have had in national security in some time.” Read More