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Biden’s Defense Transition Team is Bankrolled by the Military Industrial Complex

Joe Biden revealed a list of transition teams for the departments in his administration on November 10, 2020. Dave DeCamp of observed that the Biden Pentagon transition team is made up of 23 people, “many of whom hail from hawkish think tanks”

Kathleen Hicks is leading the team. She was previously employed at the Pentagon under the Obama administration. Hicks recently worked at the Cen­ter for Strate­gic and Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies (CSIS), a foreign policy think tank which is a recepient of contributions from weapons manufacturers such as Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon.

Additionally, CSIS is a recipient of contributions from foreign governments. Some of its largest donors are Japan, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. Two other individuals who work for CSIS  are on the transition team. Specifically, Andrew Hunter and Melissa Dalton, were employed in the Pentagon during the Obama administration.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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