10 Nov '17, 1pm

Floodgates open for Trump’s Pentagon nominees https://t.co/u5I9etMpdJ

WASHINGTON – Even as Sen. John McCain began his battle against brain cancer in July, the Arizona Republican and powerful chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee was quietly waging another kind of war. That month, President Donald Trump’s Pentagon nominees going before McCain’s committee came to a screeching halt, triggering a more than 3-month drought for the effort. The committee didn’t hear from another slate of new candidates for top military posts until this month. McCain would later reveal he was battling the Pentagon and the administration for more transparency on a slew of military issues, and was holding the line on nominees facing potential conflicts of interest because of defense industry backgrounds. “The reason these nominations have not been acted on as rapidly as possible is because failures of communication between this committee and the Pentagon, which...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/floodgates-open-for-trump...

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