Biden Taps No. 3 Pentagon Job Nominee Amid Senate Approval Stall
The Biden administration is nominating a new Pentagon policy chief — filling the No. 3 position in the Department of Defense — despite a standoff with GOP lawmakers over defense nominees.
The Washington Post, citing unnamed officials, on Tuesday reported the administration has tapped Derek Chollet — counselor to Secretary of State Antony Blinken — to be undersecretary of defense for policy.
However, President Joe Biden's nomination comes amid a stall in approval of hundreds of nominees in the Senate, including his pick to head the Marine Corps, the Washington Post...