The former American Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, who served in the administration of Barack Obama, has passed away at the age of 68, after cardiac problems, his family announced today.
Carter, who served as Secretary of Defense during two years of Obama’s term, helped prepare the military strategy that led to the suppression of ISIS in Syria and Iraq – until the fall of this terrorist organization.
Carter is also credited with lifting the ban on transgender people serving in the US military.
Since leaving office, Carter has directed the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Carter had a great relationship with former President Barack Obama, who fought for changes to the health care system.