Ashton Carter May Be Obama's Choice To Be Defense Secretary

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Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is widely expected to be President Barack Obama's top choice to be defense secretary, according to multiple reports. If chosen, Carter would replace Chuck Hagel, who resigned last month. Carter served as deputy defense secretary under both Hagel and Leon Panetta. An earlier item on MarketWatch cited Carter's Twitter account, but that account may not have been his.

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