Amanda Farnan
Press Secretary
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Chaotic presidential transition brings vulnerability, security risks to nation

November 11, 2020

President Trump’s firing of Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, days after losing the election, and a Pentagon personnel shake-up that has followed have injected uncertainty into the ranks of national security leadership at a vulnerable moment for the United States, adding more turmoil to a period that already carries risk for the nation.