WASHINGTON, October 25, 2022: CSIS president and CEO John J. Hamre released the following statement on the passing of former U.S. secretary of defense Dr. Ashton Carter:
CSIS mourns the passing of Dr. Ashton Carter. Many of us at CSIS have worked with Dr. Carter in different ways for over three decades. He was a tireless and creative intellect devoted entirely to the United States' national security. Much of the United States' current defense capability directly reflects Dr. Carter's influence and decisions. As a nation, we are far better for his remarkable service.