Politics Feb 02

Pentagon chief purges defense boards of Trump appointees

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered hundreds of Pentagon advisory board members to resign this month as part of a broad review of the panels, essentially purging several dozen last-minute appointments under the Trump administration.

Dec 07

AP sources: Biden picks Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense

Austin retired from the Army in 2016, which means he would require a congressional waiver of the legal requirement that a former military member be out of uniform for at least seven years before serving as secretary of defense.