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Obama’s Pentagon pick grilled on Capitol Hill

February 4, 2015 10:37 PM
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President Barack Obama’s pick to run the Pentagon was grilled Wednesday by Republicans who used his confirmation hearing to criticize White House foreign policy on every front – from battling Islamic State militants to supporting Ukraine to trying to shutter the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Ashton Carter is on the fast track to being the president’s fourth defense secretary in six years, but despite recent back surgery he endured several hours of questioning by members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, now in Republican control.

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