Biden picks retired US Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to head the Pentagon. If confirmed, he’d be the first Black man to lead the Defense Department.

Security Television Network would like to congratulate US Army General Lloyd Austin.  Apart from this being a historic pick, acknowledgement of the quality of the selection is, above all, noted.

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Biden picks retired US Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to head the Pentagon

President-elect Joe Biden has picked a retired US Army general to lead the Defense Department in his administration, according to a Politico report published Monday.

Lloyd Austin, a four-star general with over four decades in the military, was one of the leading candidates for Biden’s Cabinet, three people told Politico. Austin’s name was one of several that was thrown in the mix in recent weeks, including Michèle Flournoy, the former undersecretary of defense for policy, who was widely believed to be the frontrunner for the top Pentagon position.

Several other news outlets, including CNN and The New York Times, confirmed Politico’s report by Monday evening.

If confirmed by the Senate, Austin would be the first Black defense secretary in the US.  more


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