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Ashton B. Carter

Ashton B. Carter

Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities

Former Chair of International & Global Affairs faculty, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy (1993–1996), U.S. Department of Defense

Member of the Board (on leave), Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs

Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (April 2009–October 2011)

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense (October 2011 - December 2013)

 

 

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Presentation (continued)

October 21, 2005

Panel: New Approaches for Addressing the Threat of WMD Proliferation

Presentation

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities

Remarks by Ashton B. Carter at the Conference on "Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Current Challenges and New Approaches," at Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.

 

February 26, 2009

Harvard Kennedy School’s Ashton Carter Nominated as Pentagon’s Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

Press Release

By Beth Maclin, Former Communications Assistant, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities

President Barack Obama announced Monday that he has nominated Dr. Ashton B. Carter to serve as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.

 

 

January 24, 2003

Crisis on Korean Peninsula Focus of Kennedy School Forum

Press Release

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities

 

 

January 7, 2003

One Expert's Opinion: North Korea is a More Serious Nuclear Threat Than Iraq

Press Release

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities

 

 

May 8, 2000

Star Wars Redux? Ashton Carter on Missile Defense

Press Release

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities

An interview with Dr. Ashton B. Carter; Carter discusses the prospects for an American National Missile Defense system.

 

2007

Faculty Career Profile

Profile

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities

 

September 19, 2008

Meeting the Challenge: U.S. Policy Toward Iranian Nuclear Development

Report

By Ambassador Daniel Coats, Charles Robb, Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Admiral (ret.) Gregory G. Johnson, General (ret.) Ronald Keys, Dr. Edward Morse, Steve Rademaker, Dennis Ross, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Henry Sokolski, General (ret.) Chuck Wald and Ken Weinstein

A Task Force sponsored by the National Security Initiative, a program of the Bipartisan Policy Center, released a ground-breaking report identifying the regional and global threats posed by a nuclear weapons-capable Iran and recommending a new, robust and comprehensive strategy designed to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability.

 

 

July 2008

Project on National Security Reform - Preliminary Findings

Report

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, David M. Abshire, Norman R. Augustine, Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill, Charles G. Boyd, Daniel W. Christman, General Wesley K. Clark, Former Senior Advisor, 2001-2009, Preventive Defense Project, Ruth A. David, Leon Fuerth, Newt Gingrich, James R. Locher III, James M. Loy, Jessica Tuchman Mathews, John McLaughlin, Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Carlos Pascual, Amb. Thomas R. Pickering, General Brent Scowcroft, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security, Jeffrey H. Smith, Dr. James B. Steinberg and Ken Weinstein

The Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) - a bipartisan, private-public partnership sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Presidency - has released its preliminary findings on needed changes in the national security system (covering both international and homeland security). PNSR's goal is approval of a new system early in the next administration. It envisions three sets of reforms: new presidential directives or executive orders, a new national security act, and amendments to Senate and House rules.

 

 

June 22 - July 1, 2008

Report of the Strategic Security Issues Delegation to Taiwan and the People's Republic of China (PRC)

Report

By Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Admiral (ret.) Joseph W. Prueher, Former Senior Advisor, Preventive Defense Project, Robert D. Blackwill, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Stephen A. Orlins, Dr. David M. Lampton, Kurt M. Campbell, Former Associate Professor of Public Policy and International Relations, 1988-1993, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Assistant Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, 1988-1993; and Former Research Fellow, ISP, 1985-1987, Dr. Ashley Tellis, Dr. Evan Medeiros and Jan Berris

Full text of the trip report from PDP's Track II meetings in Taiwan and the People's Republic of China (PRC).

 

 

March 2008

Review Panel on Future Directions for Defense Threat Reduction Agency Missions and Capabilities to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction

Report

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities and The Honorable Robert G. Joseph

PDP Co-Director Ashton B. Carter and the Honorable Robert G. Joseph co-chaired a Review Panel on Future Directions for DTRA Missions and Capabilities to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).

 

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