Carter: Strategic Guidance is Compass for 2013 Budget
Department of Defense
January 6, 2012
Quoted: Ashton B. Carter, on leave from the Belfer Center Board of Directors to serve as deputy secretary of defense, and Michèle Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy and a former Belfer Center International Security Program research fellow
Topic: Defense Strategic Review
“WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2012 – The new defense strategic guidance has set clear priorities in a new decade for those who are finalizing the Defense Department’s 2013 budget request, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said yesterday.
Carter met with reporters after a Pentagon briefing on the guidance by President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Michele A. Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, and Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joined Carter.”