Author Archive

Ash Carter

Former Secretary of Defense

Ashton B. Carter served as U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2015 to 2017. He is the director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the author of “Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon.”

America Must Shape the World’s AI Norms — or Dictators Will

Four former U.S. defense secretaries issue a warning about China and a wake-up call to Americans on artificial intelligence.


Ash Carter: Behind the Plan to Defeat ISIS

To its credit, the Trump administration followed the path we set in the Obama administration.


Maintaining the Edge in the Age of Everything

Ash Carter's message to the Defense One Summit: a new commitment to military, academic, business and scientific partnerships.


Manage Defense Spending Through ‘Better Buying Power,’ Not Sequestration

If sequestration holds, the Pentagon will face inefficient funding choices that will reduce our buying power. By Ashton B. Carter