Austin: Tuberville's nomination blockade risks 'every domain' in national security

By Tony Bertuca / May 10, 2023 at 5:00 AM
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says Sen. Tommy Tuberrville's (R-AL) indefinite hold on nearly 200 military nominees risks national security and sets a "perilous precedent." “The longer that this hold persists, the greater the risk the U.S. military runs in every theater, every domain, and every service,” Austin wrote in a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) , chairwoman of the Senate Armed Services personnel subcommittee. Meanwhile, Tuberville, who has issued a blanket hold on military nominations and promotions over his...

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