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Ashton Carter: DoD Should Accelerate Tech Dev’t Efforts

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has visited the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island, to receive a classified briefing on the facility’s unmanned undersea vehicle technology, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Jennifer McDermott writes Carter has said the Defense Department should emulate the NUWC facility’s efforts to accelerate the development …

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Ashton Carter Opposes Provision to Separate Defense R&D, Procurement Functions

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said he opposes language in a draft fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill to separate military procurement and research and engineering functions into two proposed organizations, DoD News reported Wednesday. “I couldn’t support something that supports that separation, I just know better,” Carter was quoted as saying by …

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Ashton Carter: US, Vietnam Eye Closer Security Ties After Removal of Arms Trade Restrictions

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter supports President Barack Obama’s decision to fully lift a weapon sales ban the U.S. government had previously imposed on Vietnam, DoD News reported Tuesday. “Bilaterally, this allows us to make yet further advances in what really is an historic military-to-military relationship with Vietnam,” Carter was quoted as saying. “I think …

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Ashton Carter: Cooperative Threat Reduction Program Continues Through DTRA

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program then-Sens. Sam Nunn (D-Georgia) and Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) created in 1991 continues through the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DoD News reported Monday. Cherly Pellerin writes Carter made the statement during an award ceremony in Washington to mark the 25th anniversary of …

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Ashton Carter: US Eyes Increased Force in Poland, Baltic States

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said that the U.S. government and its allies look to increase the presence of troops in the Baltic states and in Poland in a bid to counter threats from Russia, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Richard Sisk writes Carter told reporters Tuesday in Stuttgart, Germany, that the goal is …

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