November 11, 2020

Why Trump is suddenly replacing Pentagon officials with loyalists

Featuring ​Jim Golby

Source: Vox

Journalist Alex Ward

A retired brigadier general who called former President Barack Obama a terrorist. A former staffer to Republican Rep. Devin Nunes who wrote a memo accusing federal investigators of harboring anti-Trump bias. And a close ally of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn whom a former intelligence official described to me as “shady” and “inherently untrustworthy.”

Those are the three men replacing top civilian officials at the Pentagon this week, a swift set of personnel changes that has critics fearing the president’s plans for the military and has White House allies cheering that he’s finally routed the “deep state.”

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Authors

  • ​Jim Golby

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Clements Center for National Security, The University of Texas at Austin

    Jim Golby is a former Adjunct Senior Fellow at CNAS. Jim received his Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and a B.S. in American Government from the United Sta...