Pentagon Officials Delayed Promotions for Female Generals Out of Fear of Trump’s Reaction

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Pentagon officials delayed promotions for female generals out of fear of former President Donald Trump’s reaction.

According to a New York Times report, then-Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and General Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, worried that the Trump administration would replace General Jacqueline D. Van Ovost of the Air Force and Lieutenant General Laura J. Richardson of the Army with their own candidates before leaving office. They said that they suspected any candidates who weren’t white men would have their nominations scuttled. read more