The Pentagon has placed 8,500 U.S. military troops on “heightened alert” for potential deployment as the U.S. prepares to deploy to Europe to aid NATO amid rising fears of Russia ratcheting up its aggressive tension for a possible invasion of Ukraine.
Austin Purges Pentagon Advisory Boards To Oust Trump Appointees
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has dismissed hundreds of members of 42 Pentagon advisory boards in an effort to oust last-minute Trump administration appointees, according to a memo to senior Pentagon leadership.
Trump ‘Terminated’ Defense Secretary Mark Esper
President Trump in a pair of tweets Monday afternoon terminated his Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and will replace the Pentagon chief with director of the National Counterterrorism Center Christopher Miller.