Hagel And Carter: Comparing The Two Defense Secretaries
The Senate confirmed Ashton Carter as Secretary of Defense Thursday. Here's a look at how he might differ from his predecessor, Chuck Hagel.By Kate Grumke | February 12, 2015
The Senate confirmed Ashton Carter as the new Secretary of Defense Wednesday by an overwhelming vote of 93-5.
Carter is replacing Chuck Hagel, who stepped down in November. Here's a look at how Carter compares to his predecessor.
Carter has a background in physics and first entered the Pentagon under the Clinton administration. He was most recently Deputy Defense Secretary. He doesn't have a military background — a stark contrast to Hagel.