Walk The Talk With Ashton Carter, US Secretary of Defense

PUBLISHED ON: June 5, 2015 | Duration: 22 min, 42 sec

  
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Walk The Talk this week features an exclusive chat with the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America, Ashton Carter, who has assisted 11 Secretaries of Defense so far and was also a professor of Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. In this episode he says that war on terrorism is the biggest security threat to the world and India is a key player in combating misguided and extremely motivated groups of youth who take to terrorism. He says that ISIL is only a rebranded Al-Qaeda and its rise has surprised several governments and agencies. He also quotes that the US opposes the Lashkar-e-Taiba in totality and that Pakistan has to do a lot more to combat "the snakes in its backyard". The reclamation being done by China in the South China Sea is worrying he says and that the US wants to discuss with all countries that are claimants to various sea lanes in the sea and that his visit to the Headquarters of Indian Navy's Eastern Naval Command is a reflection on India's maritime prowess its Act East policy."  (Read transcript here)
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