Trump has fired much of the Pentagon’s civilian leadership in recent weeks, and officials have replaced a wave of disorderly conduct with a series of political loyalists when his administration has ended. Since the dismissal of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Twitter on November 9, the president has fired at least three other top officials and replaced them with presumably loyalists, targeting two advisory bodies.
It’s not clear why Trump started making such far-reaching changes, and there were only weeks left before Biden moved into the White House.
Lewandowski and Bossie, who have been members of the Political Operations and Trump Campaign staff, decided to take over the board of directors of the Defense Policy Board, an external advisory group to the Secretary of Defense, following last week’s move by the administration. defense policy advice.
In the last days of the Trump era, when former foreign policy experts and national security institutions were cleaned up again, members such as former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger, former member of the House Intelligence Committee, Jane Harman and House Major Eric Cantor were dismissed overall by three defense officials. .