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Entertainment USA: Lloyd Austin, first African-American to lead the Pentagon

21:40  22 january  2021
21:40  22 january  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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secretary, Lloyd Austin , in a landslide vote on Friday, making him the first black person ever to run the Pentagon and oversee the country's military. honor and a privilege to serve as our country’s 28th Secretary of Defense, and I’m especially proud to be the first African American to hold the position.

Austin would become the first Black leader of the department if confirmed, but likely faces a steep path because he will require a waiver from Congress Since leaving the Pentagon , Austin has joined the corporate boards of Raytheon Technologies, one of the largest defense firms in the world, as well

USA-BIDEN-PENTAGON: USA: Lloyd Austin, first African-American to lead the Pentagon

USA: LLOYD AUSTIN, PREMIER AFRO-AMÉRICAIN À LA TÊTE DU PENTAGONE © Reuters / TOM BRENNER USA: LLOYD AUSTIN, PREMIER AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO LEAD PENTAGON

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States Senate on Friday confirmed the appointment of retired General Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense, the first African-American to head the Pentagon.

Chosen by President Joe Biden, Lloyd Austin, who is 67, won an overwhelming majority of 93 to 2 of the 100 seats in the upper house of Congress.

"It is an honor and a privilege to become our country's 28th Secretary of Defense, and I am especially proud to be the first African-American to hold this office. Let's get to work," Lloyd responded. Austin on Twitter.

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“Mr. Austin will be the first African - American to ever helm the Defense Department in its history, a powerful symbol of the diversity and history of At midday, Austin arrived at the Pentagon , where he was scheduled to receive briefings on issues from the coronavirus to China and the Middle East

Lloyd Austin confirmed by Senate to lead Pentagon in the Biden administration, becoming the nation’s first Black defense secretary. “ I believe he will be an outstanding secretary of defense for everyone at the Pentagon ,” Schumer said. “ Lloyd Austin is the right person for the job.”

During his confirmation hearing, Lloyd Austin notably promised to rid the American army of "racists and extremists", to repair the alliances of the United States, in particular with NATO and South Korea, damaged under the mandate of Donald Trump, and to focus the military strategy of the United States on Asia and China.

Lloyd Austin notably commanded the US Army in the Middle East before retiring in 2016.

Members of Congress unanimously approved a waiver on Thursday allowing him to take charge of the Pentagon without waiting for the seven-year term. years normally required to be able to lead the Defense Department after leaving the army - legislation meant to strengthen civilian control over the military.

(Patricia Zengerle, French version Jean-Stéphane Brosse)

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