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Biden Nominates First Black Secretary of Defense
President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. formally named on Wednesday Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, a retired four-star Army common, as his alternative to guide the Department of Defense. General Austin, who retired from the navy 4 years in the past, would want a congressional waiver to function Pentagon chief.
“He’s loved by the men and women of the armed forces, feared by our adversaries, known and respected by our allies and he shares my deeply held belief in the values of America’s alliances.” “I understand the important role of the Department of Defense, and the role that it plays in maintaining stability and deterring aggression, and defending and supporting critical alliances around the world, including in Asia-Pacific, in Europe and around the world. And I fervently believe that, as you’ve said before, sir, that America is strongest when it works with its allies.” “We also need to lead the Defense Department into the future, rebuild and renew global alliances and partnerships, and make sure the United States is prepared to address new threats and new challenges from cyber to climate.”
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