December 18, 2020

Row explodes between Pentagon, Biden transition team

Featuring Loren DeJonge Schulman

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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Authors

  • Loren DeJonge Schulman

    Adjunct Senior Fellow

    Loren DeJonge Schulman is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, she served as the Deputy Director of Studies and the Leon E. P...