From left, Sen. Angus King, I-Me., Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., former Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., talk during a break in a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing for Ashton Carter on Feb. 4. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Ukraine, Guantanamo, Afghanistan, the defense budget — anyone listening to Ashton Carter at Wednesday’s Senate Armed Services confirmation hearing could hear some verbiage suggesting differences with the president.
More likely, the space between the two isn’t what it looks like. And even if it is, it might not matter. Full story