Trump triggers confusion and concern with abrupt installation of 'acting' DOD team

By Tony Bertuca / November 13, 2020 at 4:15 PM
President Trump, after losing the election earlier this month , has pushed several senior officials, including the defense secretary, out of the Pentagon, replaced them with loyalists and sparked questions about the national security moves he might make as his administration draws to a close. The dramatic personnel changes at the Defense Department are playing out as President-elect Biden organizes his DOD transition team . The transition process, however, is being blocked by the Trump administration as the president, with...

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