The prime coverage chief on the Pentagon will step down this summer time,
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin introduced on Wednesday,
Colin Kahl, the undersecretary of Defense for Policy, has
introduced that he’ll resign in mid-July.
Multiple Biden administration officers have stepped down or
introduced their plans to take action in current weeks because the US president
gears up for his reelection bid.
Kahl was grilled by Republican lawmakers two years in the past throughout
his affirmation hearings over previous social media posts the place he
known as the Republican Party “the party of ethnic cleansing.” Kahl
was additionally a critic of US arms gross sales to Saudi Arabia.
During his hearings, Kahl apologized and was barely confirmed
with zero Republican votes.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz tweeted an article about Kahl’s
resignation and wrote: “This is a good day for America.”
“Since his appointment, Dr. Kahl has been a trusted adviser and
a resolute chief in our mission to safeguard American pursuits,
each contained in the Pentagon and throughout the interagency,” Austin mentioned
in an announcement on Wednesday.
Austin praised Kahl’s “strategic insights, deep understanding of
worldwide relations, and staunch dedication to strengthening
our nationwide protection” as essential to tackling international challenges.
Austin additionally recommended Kahl’s efforts on the National Defense
Strategy, “specializing in the pacing problem of the People’s
Republic of China, the acute menace of Russian aggression, and
Media stories recommended Kahl may return to the Biden
administration if elected for a second time period. He beforehand served
within the Obama administration.