Senate Armed Services Committee Holds Hearing

Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (L) talks with Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) (2nd L), former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-VT)(2nd R) and Sen Joe Manchin (D-WV)(R) after arriving at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the February 4, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. If confirmed by the full Senate, Carter will succeed Chuck Hagel as the next Secretary of Defense.
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