Military Ashton Carter: Pentagon insider known to get things done (+video)

President Obama has picked Ashton Carter to be secretary of Defense. If confirmed, Carter will have to deal with wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria while tightening Pentagon spending and facing the new threat of cyber warfare.

By , Staff writer

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In nominating Ashton Carter to be his fourth secretary of Defense, President Obama picked a veteran Pentagon operator who is little known outside Washington, but who has a reputation for getting things done.