Inside the Pentagon, With Ash Carter

Inside the Pentagon, With Ash Carter

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the Pentagon. Carlos Barria/Reuters
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Ash Carter, former U.S. defense secretary, discusses with James M. Lindsay what it’s like to run the largest institution in the United States. Carter’s book, Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon, comes out today.

James M. Lindsay

Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair

Ash Carter

Director, Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School