Inside the Pentagon - March 16, 2017

Senior vacancies at Pentagon policy shop spark concern among insiders

March 15, 2017 |
Tony Bertuca
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Though the White House has touted the president's accomplishments after 50 days in office, many national security insiders are concerned Defense Secretary James Mattis, the only Trump appointee at the Pentagon, is being hamstrung by the administration's failure to fill senior-level vacancies in the Defense Department's policymaking office. Former under secretaries of defense for policy, three from the Obama administration and one who held the job when George W. Bush was president, told Inside Defense in separate interviews they are...

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