Cotton, an Army officer who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, brought Carter back to the controversial swap of five Guantanamo detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Tillis accused the president of whitewashing the global security landscape.
“This hearing really isn’t about Ash Carter,” Tillis said. “There seems to be a disconnect between the reality of the threat that we face right now and the way the president portrays it.”
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