“Why I Chose Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense”

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President-elect Joe Biden writes in The Atlantic: “Why I Chose Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense”

In a new essay for The Atlantic, President-elect Joe Biden announces and outlines his decision to nominate General Lloyd Austin to be the Secretary of Defense. Biden writes: “Austin’s many strengths and his intimate knowledge of the Department of Defense and our government are uniquely matched to the challenges and crises we face. He is the person we need in this moment.”

“In his more than 40 years in the United States Army, Austin met every challenge with extraordinary skill and profound personal decency,” writes Biden. “He is a true and tested soldier and leader. I’ve spent countless hours with him, in the field and in the White House Situation Room. I’ve sought his advice, seen his command, and admired his calm and his character. He is the definition of a patriot.”

The essay continues: “I respect and believe in the importance of civilian control of our military and in the importance of a strong civil-military working relationship at DoD—as does Austin. We need empowered civilians working with military leaders to shape DoD’s policies and ensure that our defense policies are accountable to the American people. Austin also knows that the secretary of defense has a different set of responsibilities than a general officer and that the civil-military dynamic has been under great stress these past four years. He will work tirelessly to get it back on track.”

The full piece by President-elect Joe Biden is now at The Atlantic: “Why I Chose Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense.”

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  1. He is a product of the, ‘Military Industrial Complex’! He is Black! Fits right in with the ‘Political Correctness’ (not Color Blind) times of today! What ‘MLK’ said about; .. “Character not the Color of your SKIN!” has been turned upside down!

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