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South Carolina, Kansas governors warn administration they'll sue if Guantanamo detainees sent to their states

...especially when that action relates to importing terrorists into our states," Govs. Nikki Haley and Sam Brownback told Defense Secretary Ash Carter. "Please know that we will take any action within our power to make sure no Guantanamo Bay detainees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-25/south-carolina-kansas-governo
Armed man stands guard near military recruiting offices

...safety and security of our nation," he said.In a statement Friday, Pen tagon press secretary Peter Cook said Defense Secretary Ash Carter is reviewing recommendations to make installations and recruiting stations safer."While we greatly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-27/armed-man-stands-guard-near-m
Chattanooga shooting prompts debate on arming military service recruiters

...accidental discharges and everything else that goes along with having weapons that are loaded that causes injuries."Defense Secretary Ash Carter late Friday asked the military services to determine if additional steps can be taken to ensure people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-17/chattanooga-shooting-promp
Military announces plan to lift transgender ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-15/military-announces-plan-li
Rants & Raves

...just not the malicious packaging. I BELIEVE THAT Defense Secretary Ashton Carter had it right when he said that the...battle scene. I wonder how long Carter will last as defense secretary? PRAISE OBAMA, we are finally not in a major war...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-04/rants-raves
The will to fight

...administration finally has a strategy against ISIS: Blame Iraq!Vice President Joe Biden did some damage control after Defense Secretary Ash Carter's "lack of will" statement, calling Iraqi officials and lauding their efforts in the fight. But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-01/will-fight
Army announces troop cuts, says they could expand

...off its course toward modernization is more budget uncertainty."The unpredictability is killing us," he said.Defense Secretary Ash Carter agrees."We've been going one year at a time budgetarily now for several years straight, and it's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-09/army-announces-troop-cuts-says-they
New Balance says military slow to deliver on promise to outfit recruits in US-made sneakers

...nita Duggan, the president and CEO of the American Apparel and Footwear Association, said in a recent letter to Defense Secretary Ash Carter that the "sluggish and drawn-out process" is preventing domestic shoemakers from hiring and retaining...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-03/new-balance-says-military-
Hagel out as defense chief

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack...in Iraq. After Obama nominated him to succeed Leon Panetta as Defense Secretary in his second term, Hagel struggled through a disastrous confirmation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-24/hegal-out-defense-chief
Proposed budget cuts could cost Fort Gordon commissary customers

...families in the Augusta area, such as the Andersons, could soon see a steady rise in prices if they shop on post.Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced major cuts in his department's 2015 budget last week that would cut the $1.4 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-06/proposed-budget-cuts-could-co