Defense Nominee Carter Says He Supports Sending Arms to Ukraine

Ashton Carter (L) answers a quesetion before testifying to the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be the next secretary of defense, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on February 4, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama’s nominee for defense secretary said he could support sending weapons to Ukraine, differing from White House policy on how to help the government in Kiev defeat Russian-backed separatist rebels.

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