The U.S. Department of Defence (DOD) is guaranteeing a clean transition of energy, a prime Indian-American official on the Pentagon stated, and asserted it’s totally cooperating with the Biden administration on this regard.
The Biden workforce initially requested 130 interviews, ultimately growing that to 225 — a far better quantity than prior administrations. Till date, the Department of Defence has accomplished 213, involving over 550 senior division officers, Kash Patel, chief of workers to the Department of Defence and to the performing Secretary of Defence, wrote in an op-ed to Fox News on January 13.
Mr. Patel, who’s the highest-ranking Indian-American civilian within the Pentagon, stated the division additionally accomplished 261 requests for info and 43 preliminary transition books constituting upwards of seven,200 pages.
This was all completed amid the continued problem of COVID-19, which has brought on the Pentagon to function with solely 40 per cent of its workforce within the constructing, he wrote.
The Indian-American refuted allegations from the Biden-Harris transition workforce that the Pentagon has not been co-operating with them.
“Shortly earlier than Christmas, Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller paused the interview course of for in the future [Dec 18, 2020] in order that our senior management might concentrate on different urgent nationwide safety issues, together with threats from Iran, a knowledge breach, and two COVID-19 vaccines,” he said.
“Though this one-day pause brought on a lot false hypothesis that the DOD was halting the transition fully, Acting Secretary Miller and I each made certain to achieve out to the transition workforce for President-elect Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris to personally assure them that the transition actions would resume and the media chatter about nefarious plots was simply that: chatter,” Mr. Patel wrote.
Transition activities did resume as promised, and 20 more interviews have occurred since, he added.
“Here on the Department of Defence, we’ll be certain that the brand new leaders of the world’s strongest navy are totally ready to imagine the helm at midday Jan 20. I want our workforce of greater than three million the utmost success and we, as a nation, are indebted to them for his or her service to our nation,” Mr. Patel stated.