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Former Pentagon chief Ashton Carter dies

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Former Pentagon chief Ashton Carter dies

Former Pentagon chief Ashton Carter, who held this post from 69 to 2015, has died at the age of 2017. When he was the US Secretary of Defense, he considered Russia a global threat to the United States, and continued to assert this in connection with the start of a special operation in Ukraine.


The death of Carter was announced by his representative, without naming the cause of death. Relatives of the ex-minister confirmed the death, saying that the cause was a sudden heart attack.

Carter was the head of the Pentagon under President Barack Obama and served from February 17, 2015 to January 20, 2017. Before that, he worked for several years in the US Department of Defense, holding various positions. In particular, from 2009 to 2011, he served as Deputy Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, i.e. responsible for purchasing weapons. From October 2011 to December 2013, he served as the 1st Deputy Minister of Defense. Exactly a year later, he himself took the chair of the head of the Pentagon.

With regard to Russia, he took a tough stance, considering it a global threat to the United States. After the start of the special operation, he called on the Biden administration to exert economic and political pressure on Russia, i.e. was with two hands for sanctions. He predicted Russia's defeat in the war with Ukraine, called on NATO to develop a plan in case the "little green men" invade the Baltic countries, following the example of Crimea. In Syria, Carter advocated the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad and the rise to power of "democratic forces."

After leaving the post of head of the Pentagon, he served as director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard John F. Kennedy Institute of Government.
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  1. Bingo
    Bingo 25 October 2022 17: 30
    +11
    Is Trofim dead? Yes, to hell with it!
    Somehow
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 25 October 2022 17: 43
      +2
      Quote from Bingo
      Is Trofim dead? Yes, to hell with it!
      Somehow

      That's right, while we care about Ashton Carter, we don't.
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 25 October 2022 17: 47
        +6
        With such Russian phobias, I repeated the jump through the window in no other way
        1. dmi.pris
          dmi.pris 25 October 2022 18: 06
          +1
          Such people die every day in batches. Why this "news"?
    2. DymOk_v_dYmke
      DymOk_v_dYmke 25 October 2022 17: 45
      +4
      Quote from Bingo
      Is Trofim dead? Yes, to hell with it!
      Somehow

      The first one just flashed.

      The photo is wrong, it would be better if the lady was taken to the center. laughing
    3. Thrifty
      Thrifty 25 October 2022 18: 24
      +2
      He didn’t die by his own death - the toad strangled! Now problems will arise in hell, among the devils!
    4. potap6509
      potap6509 25 October 2022 18: 24
      +1
      I heard about Maxim, but yes, the earth is glassy, ​​the planet is cleaner.
    5. Alexander Salenko
      Alexander Salenko 25 October 2022 19: 14
      +1
      They took off his tongue: they put him in a coffin and his mother this way and that.
      1. ada
        ada 25 October 2022 22: 56
        +2
        This "net-tovarisch" drank blood for us, Schaub they are all there at once ...
  2. svp67
    svp67 25 October 2022 17: 31
    +2
    The death of Carter was announced by his representative, without naming the cause of death. Relatives of the ex-minister confirmed the death, saying that the cause was a sudden heart attack.
    I hope that at least Russia will not be accused of this ... although there are more sanctions, fewer sanctions, it’s not enough, which changes
  3. navycat777
    navycat777 25 October 2022 17: 48
    0
    We have a very long memory!
    *************************************** bully
  4. vadim_ivanov
    vadim_ivanov 25 October 2022 17: 49
    0
    Americans do not like to die, only everyone around them is ready to kill
  5. faterdom
    faterdom 25 October 2022 17: 50
    +2
    He did not live to see the victory over Russia, he was ill, he suffered, but he did not live.
    Now let others suffer and not live, and Bidon, and Salovan, and other Lindsey Grahams there.
  6. CombatSnail
    CombatSnail 25 October 2022 17: 52
    +3
    Well, the earth is glassy to him and so that the devils fry.
  7. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 25 October 2022 17: 58
    +2
    Somehow he unsuccessfully looked out of his parallel world into the real one.
    1. Yura
      Yura 25 October 2022 18: 29
      +2
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Somehow he unsuccessfully looked out of his parallel world into the real one.

      And from what he saw in the poor fellow, his heart could not withstand the nervous overstrain. Hatred, and especially hatred for our country, is destructive for such people.
  8. V.L.
    V.L. 25 October 2022 18: 45
    +2
    I will certainly burst into tears now... Well, you know about Maxim, I will not repeat myself.
  9. mr.ZinGer
    mr.ZinGer 25 October 2022 18: 56
    -3
    All stupid people have commented
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 25 October 2022 22: 49
      +1
      Quote: mr.ZinGer
      All stupid people have commented

      Not all.
      Only you with your "wise" comment was not enough.
      As for the death of the open enemy of Russia, Ashton Carter, I can only add - I don’t mourn, I don’t sympathize, I don’t condole.
  10. xeotyrj81
    xeotyrj81 25 October 2022 19: 13
    0
    Zhirinovsky will continue to take away the enemies of Russia ..
    1. Old Horseradish
      Old Horseradish 25 October 2022 19: 24
      -2
      And how much dough did this clown squeeze out from Russia? Karaulov wrote from 4 to 6 yards of greenery. And he is your friend.
  11. Fizik13
    Fizik13 25 October 2022 19: 33
    0
    Judging by the photo, he is 50 - 55 years old. And for the amers, everyone works INTENSIVELY, after 70, and they get much more than in the previous 70 years in one year of the rest of their lives.
  12. vitalm
    vitalm 25 October 2022 20: 02
    0
    One woman in the West has become less, however. One word - arrogant Saxons!
  13. Sergey3
    Sergey3 25 October 2022 20: 05
    +2
    Oh yeah! What a glorious year this is! They go a lot! In one cauldron to Gorbachev!
  14. koralevviktor
    koralevviktor 25 October 2022 20: 15
    +1
    There will always be undercurrents in the death of such an important figure, especially given his age.
  15. APAHAKC
    APAHAKC 25 October 2022 22: 25
    0
    ........ early as something, himself or helped?
  16. xeotyrj81
    xeotyrj81 27 October 2022 09: 37
    0
    Quote: Old Fuck
    And how much dough did this clown squeeze out from Russia? Karaulov wrote from 4 to 6 yards of greenery. And he is your friend.

    What kind of friend is he to me? Karaulov is the same clown as Zhirinovsky.