| Ashton Carter |
|Born||Ashton Baldwin Carter|
September 24, 1954
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||October 24, 2022 (Age 68)|
|Alma mater||Edinburgh University, Yale University, Oxford University, Rockefeller University, MIT Center for International Studies|
|Children|| • Ava|
|Member of||Aspen Strategy Group, Atlantic Council/Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Center for a New American Security, Council on Foreign Relations/Members, Rhodes Scholar/1976, Trilateral Commission|
Former US Secretary of Defense
Ashton Carter was a former United States Secretary of Defense.
He was a senior partner at Global Technology Partners and an affiliate of Rothschild North America.
In August 2015, The Guardian reported that "Pentagon chief Ashton Carter, backed by powerful US military officers, have withheld support for sending [Shaker] Aamer back to the UK."
In October 2015, announcing the award to Northrop Grumman of the contract to build a fleet of stealthy planes known as the Long Range Strike Bomber, valued at nearly $60 billion, Ashton B. Carter said the program represents a “technological leap” that will allow the United States to “remain dominant.”
He co-authored "Catastrophic Terrorism: A National Policy" with Philip Zelikow and John Deutch.
An appointment by Ashton Carter
|James H. Baker||Office of Net Assessment/Director||13 May 2015|
Event Participated in
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2016||20 January 2016||23 January 2016||Switzerland|
World Economic Forum
|Attended by a lot of people, both leaders and followers|