USA—Austin Reverses Elevation Of Top Special Ops Post

Politico | 05/06/2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has partially reversed a decision made in November to shift the top civilian position overseeing special operations to report directly to the defense secretary, reports Politico. Then-Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller raised the position of assistant secretary for special operations/low-intensity conflict, putting civilian oversight of special operations on the same level as that of the civilian leaders of the military branches for the first time. The...

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