December 09, 2020

Biden Criticized For Pick Of Retired Gen. Lloyd Austin As Pentagon Chief

By ​Jim Golby

President-elect Biden received pushback for his secretary of defense choice. NPR's David Greene talks about it with Jim Golby, who's been a special adviser to vice presidents Biden and Mike Pence.

Listen to the full interview on NPR's Morning Edition.

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