December 8th According to a US media report on the 7th, the Trump administration recently launched a “cleansing” of the U.S. Department of Defense, and many senior officials and advisers have been fired one after another. After nine advisers to the Defense Commerce Commission were fired and replaced, another member resigned angrily, denouncing the move as a threat to national security.
Steve Blank, an adviser to the Defense Business Council, has submitted a resignation letter to Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, CNN reported on the 7th. Abruptly firing more than half of the committee and then changing into partisans will threaten national security.” “I’m serving the country, not a political party,” Blank wrote.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed that nine advisers to the committee were fired, and most of the recruits were Trump supporters, including two senior officials from his campaign. U.S. media pointed out that since the dismissal of previous Secretary of Defense Esper, the Trump administration has also fired at least three senior defense officials, and two advisory committees have undergone personnel changes, which involve regulatory policy, intelligence, and key officials fighting extremist organizations.
CNN said that most of the new candidates for these positions are obviously partisan. However, the advisory committee of the Ministry of Defense usually does not involve parties, and the membership will continue to be retained when the new government comes to power. William Cohen, who was the Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration, criticized that “cleansing” Defense advisers was an “unbearable behavior”.