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Jacobson weighs in on acting Secretary of Defense Miller in Politico

November 19, 2020


"Conspiratorial minded persons may think this change is about chain-of-command and putting the SecDef in direct control of [Special Operations Command] but that’s wrong — this move changes nothing operationally," says Mark Jacobson, assistant dean of Washington programs. However, Jacobson expresses concern about the "timing" of the move and "Miller’s motivations." "You don’t make a major bureaucratic change in an institution, particularly with regards to organizations dealing with sensitive and complex issues, without thinking through this," he says. Read more in the Politico article, "New Pentagon chief racing to make changes before Trump's exit." 11/19/20

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