Lloyd Austin has been confirmed as US secretary of defence. Photo: AFP Lloyd Austin has been confirmed as US secretary of defence. Photo: AFP
Lloyd Austin has been confirmed as US secretary of defence. Photo: AFP
US Politics

United States Senate confirms retired general Lloyd Austin as first black chief of Pentagon

  • President Joe Biden chose a former officer he knew well from when he was vice-president in the administration of Barack Obama
  • Biden called Austin ‘uniquely qualified to take on the challenges and crises we face in the current moment’ when announcing the nomination in December

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Lloyd Austin has been confirmed as US secretary of defence. Photo: AFP Lloyd Austin has been confirmed as US secretary of defence. Photo: AFP
Lloyd Austin has been confirmed as US secretary of defence. Photo: AFP
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