U.S. media: Former US Secretary of State Kissinger was “opened” by the Trump administration
November 27th – Several well-known members of the U.S. Defense Policy Committee were dismissed by the Trump administration on the 26th local time. U.S. media said that this was another “cleansing” by the Trump administration of long-standing foreign policy experts and national security institutions.
According to CNN, two officials said that the members who were suddenly dismissed included former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger, the House Intelligence Committee. Jane Harman, a former senior member of the Council, and Eric Cantor, the former leader of the House of Representatives Majority.
Sources revealed that the dismissed members also included Gary Roughead, the former naval operations commander, Rudy De Leon, a former chief technical adviser of the Pentagon, and others.
The report said that the U.S. Defense Policy Council is an external advisory group composed of former senior national security officials who provide independent and informed advice on defense policy matters based on the specific tasks of the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense.