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Lloyd Austin Confirmed As Defense Secretary, Becomes 1st Black Pentagon Chief

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Updated 2:45 p.m. ET Lloyd Austin, a retired four-star Army general, has been confirmed by the Senate, making him the first Black defense secretary in U.S. history. The Senate approved President Biden’s nomination for Pentagon chief in a near-unanimous 93-2 vote Friday. It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as our country’s 28th Secretary […]