BIDEN TRANSITION/DEFENSE/TRUMP ADMIN: “Several loyalists to President Donald Trump were promoted to top roles in the Defense Department on Tuesday after officials resigned following the unceremonious ouster of Defense Secretary Mark Esper…

Trump announced Monday that he had fired Esper as defense secretary and said Christopher Miller, who headed the counterterrorism center, would serve as acting secretary. Esper’s ouster was Trump’s first personnel move since he lost the election, and it has prompted Democrats to raise national security concerns as President-elect Joe Biden begins his transition.”

-Dartunorro Clark, “Trump loyalists given top Pentagon roles after several officials resign following Esper’s ouster,” nbcnews.com, Nov. 10, 2020