U.S. Senate panel advances Carter for Secretary for Defense

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Posted: Feb 10, 2015 9:47 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee voted 25-0 on Tuesday to back Ashton Carter as President Barack Obama's next Secretary of Defense, paving the way for what is expected to be an easy confirmation in the full Senate later this week.

The 26-member panel voted 25-0, with one member not voting.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Susan Heavey)