Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is weighing whether he should undo the Trump administration’s last-minute decision to elevate the top civilian Pentagon official overseeing special operations. Specifically, the policy is on lowering the special operations job back into the Pentagon’s policy shop. The last-minute move was seen to elevate America’s elite special operations forces needs and increase civilian oversight. Still, it has alarmed experts that the outgoing Defense Secretary might be trying to tinker with Pentagon bureaucracy.
The Crossroads of Special Operations