Austin promises new defense strategy and extensive reviews for Biden's DOD

By Tony Bertuca / January 19, 2021 at 4:19 PM
Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin has committed to several key Defense Department reviews if confirmed as defense secretary and asserted his belief that military spending is unlikely to be increased in the near future. Austin, in written responses to advance policy questions posed by the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he intends to review the 2018 National Defense Strategy and "where necessary revise or update it" in the 2022 NDS that is required by law. The 2022 strategy, Austin said,...

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