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A senior Pentagon official resigns the day after Trump sacked the defense secretary

A senior Pentagon official resigns the day after Trump sacked the defense secretary

A senior Pentagon official resigns the day after Trump sacked the defense secretary

On November 10 according to two U.S. defense officials, the day after Trump fired U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on November 9, James Anderson, the top policy officer of the Pentagon, also on the 10th. resignation.

Anderson has served at the Pentagon since 2018. After John Rhodes, the last top national defense policy leader, was fired by the Trump administration in February this year due to a series of policy issues, Anderson took over the top policy job as defense policy. Deputy Minister.

It is not clear whether Anderson resigned voluntarily, but some media speculated that the reason for Anderson’s resignation was the government’s decision to replace senior government officials, including senior staff in the Pentagon, during the transition period after the election. 

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