Former Defense Secretary Harold Brown Dies

Former United States Defense Secretary Harold Brown, who worked under the president in the administration of Jimmy Carter, has died at 91, according to The Associated Press.

Brown “was a nuclear physicist who led the Pentagon to modernize its defense systems with weapons that included precision-guided cruise missiles, stealth aircraft, advanced satellite surveillance and improved communications and intelligence systems. He successfully campaigned to increase the Pentagon budget during his term, despite skepticism inside the White House and from Democrats in Congress.”

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