Ash Carter, former defense secretary, dies

Ash Carter, former defense secretary, dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ash Carter, who as defense secretary in the final two years of the Obama administration opened military combat jobs to women and ended a ban on transgender people serving in the military, has died at age 68.
Carter died after suffering a heart attack on Monday evening, according to a statement Tuesday from Douglas Elmendorf, dean of Harvard University’s Kennedy School. Carter…

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