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December 18, 2020
Row explodes between Pentagon, Biden transition team
Source: Defense News
Journalist Aaron Mehta
The U.S. acting defense secretary has canceled planned meetings between Defense Department officials and the Biden transition team.
It’s a move the department is categorizing as a temporary delay rather than a wholesale blockade of the incoming administration. But a spokesman for the Biden team said the transition officials are “concerned” about “an abrupt halt to the already limited cooperation” in the Department of Defense, and he accused the Pentagon of issuing a false statement about an agreed upon pause in work.
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