Pentagon releases defense secretary's personal emails


The Defense Department released more than 30 pages of Secretary Ashton Carter's emails Friday morning after it was reported earlier this week that he had been using his personal email for official business.

The emails mostly deal with mundane scheduling, hiring staff and handling speaking requests. The majority are between Carter and his top military and civilian advisers: Lt. Gen. Ron Lewis, who was recently removed from his job amid an ongoing investigation, and Eric Fanning, the current acting secretary of the Army.

In one, Carter asks if it's possible to get a quote from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates to use at the ceremony for when Michael Vickers, undersecretary of intelligence, stepped down earlier this year.