29 Dec '14, 1pm

Confirmation hearings for Ash Carter tops Senate agenda

Confirmation hearings for Ash Carter tops Senate agenda

Then-Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter appears with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey at a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee in 2013. The same committee, albeit with different leadership, will hold hearings in the new year on whether Carter should be confirmed as the new defense secretary. (Photo: Allison Shelley/Getty Images) CONNECT 15 TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The top issue on the Senate agenda to kick off the new congressional session in 2015 will be confirmation hearings for Ash Carter, President Obama's nominee to replace Chuck Hagel as his defense secretary, a process that is expected to move quickly — but not necessarily calmly. Carter, Hagel's former deputy, is well known on Capitol Hill for his previous work at the Pentagon and has easily sailed through previous confirmation processes. But his nomination could be the fi...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/capitol-hill/...

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