President Trump fired Secretary of Defense Mark Esper via tweet on Monday, raising questions about the motives and risks of shaking up leadership at the Pentagon so close to a presidential transition. Michael O’Hanlon looks at Esper’s track record as secretary and the stability of civilian military leadership at the end of Trump’s term.
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