For First Black Pentagon Chief Racism Is Personal

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin faces a world of security threats and a large military bureaucracy.
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Newly confirmed U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin faces a world of security threats and a large military bureaucracy.

The first Black defense leader also faces another problem in the military: removing racism and extremism among soldiers.

Austin takes office as Americans are starting to understand that some of the people who took part in the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol were current or former members of the military.

The retired four-star general recently told senators that the Pentagon’s job is to “keep America safe from our enemies. But we can’t do that if some of those enemies lie within our own ranks.”

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