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Tag: Lloyd Austin

  • Thursday, July 28th 2022 - 09:27 UTC

    US Defense Secretary wants Brazilian military to respect democracy

    “The more we deepen our democracies, the more we deepen our security,” Austin said.

    US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Tuesday underlined during his trip to Brasilia that the Armed Forces should respect democracy and remain under “firm” civilian control. His remarks came two days after incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro claimed upon launching his re-election bid that “the Army is on our side.”

  • Tuesday, December 8th 2020 - 08:02 UTC

    Biden expected to announce first Afro-American General as Secretary of Defense

    Austin, who retired in 2016, will need a waiver from Congress since it has been less than the required seven years since he served

    President-elect Joe Biden has chosen retired General Lloyd Austin, who oversaw U.S. forces in the Middle East under President Barack Obama, to be his defense secretary. Austin, who would be the first Black U.S. secretary of defense, was a surprise pick over Michele Flournoy, a former top Defense Department official who was considered the leading contender for the job. Flournoy would have been the first woman defense secretary. The news was first reported by Politico.