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Senate Confirms Lloyd Austin To Be The First Black Defense Secretary

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

President Biden made history by nominating Austin. But picking a retired general also threatens the bedrock democratic principle of civilian control of the military.
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Congress poised for quick confirmation of Lloyd Austin, Biden's defense secretary pick

Congress poised for quick confirmation of Lloyd Austin, Biden's defense secretary pick

1 month ago   |   By ABC

The action on Austin's nomination comes despite bipartisan concerns about preserving civilian control of the military.
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