Named interim head of the Pentagon


www.vsyako.netRichard Spencerport: Reuters

The Minister of naval forces of the United States Richard Spencer, will temporarily take the post of head of the Pentagon, reports the Military Times, citing a representative of the U.S. defense Department.

It is noted that the main contender for the position is mark Esper, but according to the law, while his candidacy was being considered in the Senate, he can’t lead the Department. New Pentagon chief needs to be appointed before the end of July, the newspaper writes.

Former Pentagon chief James Mattis made the decision to leave the post on 21 December 2018. The reason for the dismissal, he cited differences with the American leader Donald trump.

In January 2019, the acting Minister of defense was appointed Patrick Shanahan. He previously held the position of first Deputy head of the Pentagon, and was also Vice President of the Boeing Corporation. Shanahan decided not to continue the approval process in the position of permanent Minister. The reason for the refusal was the desire to spend more time with family.

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