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Austin to restore advisory boards after clearing out Trump loyalists

3 monthes ago   |   By Politico

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin plans to restart five major Pentagon advisory boards, months after dissolving the panels that had been stacked with loyalists to former President Donald Trump.
Background: Just days after his confirmation, Austin in February fired members of the defense advisory boards , including many last-minute appointees by the Trump administration, and directed the immediate suspension of operations for all 42 panels while the Pentagon completed a "zero-based" review.
The move affected a number of controversial Trump allies, including Anthony Tata, the Pentagon's former...
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