Biden Taps No. 3 Pentagon Job Nominee Amid Senate Approval Stall

Posted on AllSides July 25th, 2023
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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...

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