U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, U.S., October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
Reuters: U.S. defense secretary pledges orderly transition to Trump admin
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter pledged to oversee an orderly transition to a Trump administration on Wednesday and thanked Pentagon employees for staying out of the political fray during the 2016 presidential campaign.
"We must stay focused on our duty to confront our current challenges and any that might arise during this period," Carter said in a memorandum to Defense Department employees.
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Update: After Donald Trump's surprising win, Pentagon launches immediate transition (Military Times).
WNU Editor: Everyone is now focused on this .... Who will be Trump's Secretary of Defense? (Military Times). More here .... Here's who Trump may pick to lead the Pentagon's nearly 3 million military and civilian personnel (Business Insider). I do not see Senator Jeff Sessions becoming Defense Secretary .... he is needed in the Senate. I also do not see Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn (Ret.) being appointed .... too controversial. My money is on Stephen Hadley .... a bone that Trump will throw to the neocons to keep them quiet. Is this a good choice .... no. But at the moment it is his name that is being passed around.