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US Senate confirms Barack Obama's pick for Pentagon chief

Feb 13, 2015    

Washington: The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's choice to run the Pentagon, handing Ashton Carter the unenviable task of steering the military as the United States confronts Islamic State militants, conflict in Ukraine and other worldwide threats.The vote in the Republican-controlled Senate was 93-5. Carter will replace Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator who had a rough relationship with Obama's insular group of national security advisers.Carter will be Obama's fourth defense secretary in six years, joining a line of succession that began with Robert Gates and inc...

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