US Senate approves the appointment of Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense

  • 22-01-2021, 17:07
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     The US Senate approved the appointment of retired General Lloyd Austin to the position of Defense Secretary.

     And 93 senators voted in favor of the appointment of Austin, who retired from the army in 2016, against only two.

     Austin, 67, became the first black man to command the Pentagon.

     In 2010, Austin took command of the US forces in Iraq, and in December 2011 he was appointed deputy chief of staff of the Ground Forces, and then in 2013-2016 he headed the US Central Command.

     After retirement, Austin took a seat on the board of directors of the arms giant Raytheon.