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Top Pentagon policy official who certified Ukraine aid fired

John Rood is perhaps best known for sending a letter to Congress in May 2019 in which he certified that Ukraine had made enough progress fighting corruption to allow the Defense Department to provide the Ukrainian government with a $250 million military assistance package

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Nominee for top Pentagon job withdraws over op-ed claiming multiculturalism breeds ‘homegrown terrorism'

J. David Patterson  co-wrote a  2017 opinion story in The Federalist with the headline 'How Multiculturalism Helps Breed Homegrown Terrorism.'

An aerial view of the Pentagon building in Washington, June 15, 2005.

30% of the Pentagon's top leadership positions will be vacant in 2020

With the most recent departures, a total of 18 of the 59 presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed positions on the Defense Department staff will be vacant.