An nameless senior Protection Division official dismissed the transfer because the cancellation of “the previous few scheduled conferences” till subsequent 12 months. Then that particular person went on to counsel the onerous assembly schedule was hindering day by day operations on the division.
“These similar senior leaders wanted to do their day jobs and had been being consumed by transition actions,” the official mentioned. “With the vacations we’re taking a knee for 2 weeks. We’re nonetheless dedicated to a productive transition.”
Oh, simply “taking a knee,” are we? Why not simply give up worldwide? Or who is aware of, possibly it is an early Christmas present from Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin, giving him time to cowl his tracks shortly after the biggest cybersecurity breach in American historical past was reported on Wednesday.
Regardless of the case, it is merely inane for the Pentagon to take a vacation break on briefing Biden transition officers now, proper as a large clean-up over the safety breach ensues. Axios reviews that many officers contained in the constructing had been “shocked” by the transfer.
Right here’s how briefings in regards to the breach are going elsewhere—it isn’t fairly. The Trump administration clearly has no clue what occurred or learn how to take care of it. Both that or a large cowl up is below manner—one thing that might be unthinkable in another administration however Trump’s.