An Appreciation: Former U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

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In creating the Strategic Capabilities Office, then-Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter tasked Will Roper to "do something about China."

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Ashton Carter was a uniquely qualified secretary of defense. Carter, who died Oct. 24 at his home in Boston, where he led Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, had also served as the deputy defense secretary and in other high-ranking posts within the Pentagon. His...

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