US Pres. says senior Pentagon official to go

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that under secretary of defense for policy at the Pentagon John Rood would leave his post soon.

“I would like to thank John Rood for his service to our Country, and wish him well in his future endeavors!,” Trump said in a tweet.

Earlier in the day, local reports said that the Pentagon’s top policy official was expected to depart his post soon, and that Rood “lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, one of the sources said”.

The senior Pentagon official had faced pressure to resign from key figures who lost confidence in his ability to carry out President Donald Trump’s agenda, according to the reports.

Source: Kuwait News Agency