US media: Biden considers nominating the former commander of US Central Command to serve as defense secretary
November 28th – According to a US media report on the 27th, Biden is considering nominating Lloyd Austin for the post of U.S. Secretary of Defense. If this information is confirmed, Austin will become the first African-American defense minister in the United States.
According to the Axios website quoted by Business Insider, two people familiar with the matter revealed that Biden’s team will consider factors, including race, in addition to experience, when selecting defense minister candidates.
Austin, the former commander of the U.S. Central Command and a four-star general who served in the army for more than 40 years, is Biden is considering a nomination
Previously, some US media said that former Deputy Secretary of Defense Flunoir would get the position of Secretary of Defense, but Business Insider said that Flunoir is not an inevitable candidate for the position of Secretary of Defense, and Biden’s relationship with her is not as deep as that of the previous Secretary of State nominee Blincoln. At present, the Biden team has not responded to requests for comment from the American media.