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The Secretary of Defense is the leader of the world’s biggest company, with more than two million employees operating in more than 100 countries. He's investing in learning how some of the smartest small companies from the startup world drive innovation and is using it to build a technology agenda.
How can thinking like -- and connecting with -- startups help Ash Carter prepare the US military to remain the best fighting force the world has ever seen?
And as the next Administration prepares to take office, what are his assessments of the world’s hot spots, from Syria to Iraq and Afghanistan where service men and women continue to carry out the mission. The Secretary sat down with The Atlantic’s Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg in a wide ranging conversation about the Secretary's approach to innovation, the state of the US military, its role in the world and its future both home and abroad.
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