Several senior Pentagon officials quickly resigned the day after Trump fired Esper
November 11th the day after Trump fired US Secretary of Defense Esper, many senior Pentagon officials suddenly resigned. US media said that this move triggered a reorganization of the leadership of the US Department of Defense.
According to the US “Capitol Hill” report, the latest officials to resign include James Anderson, the Pentagon’s top policy officer, Joe Kernan, the Pentagon’s top intelligence officer, and Esper’s chief of staff, Jan Stewart ( Jen Stewart). All three submitted a letter of resignation with immediate effect.
According to the report, the news of the resignation of several officials has caused public concern that the US government may be seeking to allow those “loyalists” who can facilitate controversial administrative actions to settle in the Pentagon. The US media also said that it is expected that more people will resign in the coming days and weeks.
Esper is the second secretary of defense in the Trump administration. On the 9th local time, Trump announced on Twitter that Esper had been expelled. Investigating the reason, many US media pointed out that Trump and Esper have been complaining for a long time.
Especially after the Freud case triggered national protests and demonstrations, Trump threatened to send troops to respond, but was publicly opposed by Esper, and Trump became extremely dissatisfied with him.