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Trump administration removes experts from Defense Policy Board

Trump administration removes experts from Defense Policy Board

Several high profile members of the Defense Policy Board were removed on Wednesday by the Trump administration, in yet another purge of longstanding foreign policy experts and national security establishment figures in the final days of the Trump era, according to three defense officials. Members who were suddenly removed include former Secretaries of State Madeleine…MORE

Acting head of USAID tests positive for Covid-19

Acting head of USAID tests positive for Covid-19

John Barsa, the acting head of the US Agency for International Development, has tested positive for coronavirus, CNN has learned. “We can confirm that on November 25, Acting Deputy Administrator John Barsa tested positive for COVID-19 after receiving a rapid diagnostic test,” acting USAID spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala said in a statement to CNN on Wednesday.…MORE

Biden’s national security team still has significant gaps

Biden’s national security team still has significant gaps

When President-elect Joe Biden formally introduced members of his national security team on Tuesday, there were significant gaps on stage: proposed leaders for the Pentagon and the CIA. At both agencies, Biden is considering contenders with deep experience in their fields and a track record in Washington — but some of his candidates are also…MORE