Ashton Carter, who helped trans Americans serve in military, dead at 68
During the final years of the Obama administration, Carter opened all military combat roles to women and lifted the ban on transgender soldiers serving openly.
Trump Shares Post Accusing Joe Biden of Being a Pedophile
The tweet features a 2015 image of Biden comforting the wife of then-Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
Did the Defense Department Lie About Closing Lajes?
Pentagon and U.S. military officials issued letters to Congress that were not only misleading but false.
Dear Silicon Valley: The Pentagon Wants to Be Friends
Looking to innovate, the Defense Department has set up shop just a stone's throw away from Google.
U.S. Defense Secretary Says No to Encryption Backdoors
"I'm not a believer in backdoors or a single technical approach. I don't think it's realistic."
U.S. Military Launches Cyberattacks Against ISIS
U.S. Defense Department has announced plans to attack ISIS "on all fronts."
U.S. Asks for More German Help in Fight Against Islamic State: Report
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is said to have sent a letter asking for a bigger military contribution.
Pentagon Chief Sees Ramping Up of War Against ISIS
Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the U.S. is prepared to change the rules of engagement.
Inside the U.S.-Turkish Rift Over Destroying ISIS in Raqqa
The U.S. wants to arm the Kurds to open a second front against the militant group, but Turkey has other ideas.
Ash Carter Rebuffs Beijing Over Disputed South China Sea
Carter said on Tuesday that the United States military would sail and fly wherever international law allowed.
U.S. Officials Warn Russia Against 'Pouring Gasoline on the Fire' in Syria
Vladimir Putin has escalated the Syrian conflict with airstrikes, but U.S. officials say his strategy is self-defeating.
Pentagon Investigating Ashley Madison Hack
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter made the announcement during a briefing on Thursday.
Testifying Before Senate, Kerry Vows That Iran 'Will Not Get a Weapon'
At Wednesday's hearing Senators contemplated war and accused administration officials of capitulating.
White House Does Damage Control After Defense Secretary Carter's Remarks on Iraq
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Monday of the U.S. commitment to Iraq's fight against ISIS.
Senate Confirms Ashton Carter as Secretary of Defense
Carter benefited from bipartisan support after he was nominated in December.
Obama's Right-Hand Woman
Susan Rice is one of the president's closest advisers. But does she have what it takes to put America's foreign policy back on track?
Ashton Carter Nominated For Pentagon Chief
Barack Obama nominated longtime Defense Department understudy Ashton Carter as his fourth defense secretary on Friday to replace Chuck Hagel.
Ashton Carter Nominated as Defense Secretary
Ashton Carter was nominated for the position of Secretary of Defense by Barack Obama on Friday, his fourth defense secretary in 6 years.
Carter Is The Right Man to Lead Defense
After the undignified ousting of Chuck Hagel, Obama needs a sound manager with counter-insurgency skills.
New Defense Chief Will Hit the Air Running
Likely nominee Ashton Carter faces Pentagon budget cuts and demands for more military operations.
Obama Expected to Nominate Ashton Carter to Lead Pentagon: Sources
Ashton Carter is a former deputy secretary at the Department of Defense.
Obama Mulls Defense Secretary Pick
President Barack Obama is considering a variety of high-profile figures as his candidate to be the next U.S. defense secretary and replace the resigning Chuck Hagel, administration sources said on Monday.