James Anderson, Pentagon’s top policy adviser resigns after Mark Esper firing
ByFunAsia 11 Nov 2020 10:07 AM 324

According to reports from the U.S. defense officers, James Anderson, the top policy adviser at the Pentagon, resigned Tuesday, a day after President Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper.  


Anderson was serving as undersecretary for the policy since June. Earlier, he served as the deputy undersecretary since his confirmation for that job in August 2018.

Trump fired Esper after he refused to concede his election loss to Democrat Joe Biden.

Defense officials talked about Anderson's resignation on the condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters.

Many policy staff positions in the Pentagon have been filled with people on an acting basis over the past year or more, and many of them left or have not been confirmed.

Chris Miller, who was tapped to serve as the Pentagon chief on Monday after Esper was fired, was on his second day in the building, meeting with top staff.

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