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Trump fires Esper as Pentagon chief after election defeat

 

November 10, 2020

Greg Nash – Pool via AP

Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday, an unprecedented move by a president struggling to accept election defeat and angry at a Pentagon leader he believes wasn't loyal enough.

The decision, which could unsettle international allies and Pentagon leadership, injects another element of uncertainty to a rocky transition period as Joe Biden prepares to assume the presidency.

Presidents who win reelection often replace Cabinet members, including the secretary of defense, but losing presidents have kept their Pentagon chiefs in place until Inauguration Day to preserve stability in the name of national security.

https://www.startribune.com/trump-fires-esper-as-pentagon-chief-after-less-than-2-years/573017101/

 

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