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Gordon Adams quoted in Defense News on Ash Carter’s relation with the defense industry

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WASHINGTON — As Washington waits for the White House to nominate Ash Carter as the next defense secretary, questions remain as to how he would ultimately run the department, and how he would operate under an executive branch that famously likes to call the shots.

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There’s little doubt that Carter can be expected to push for a higher top line budget above the spending caps imposed by sequestration, said Gordon Adams, who oversaw national security budgeting for President Bill Clinton. “He also has a fairly keen understanding of how the defense industry works. He’s not a guy who comes in bashing industry at all.”

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