The John Rothmann Show: Biden Picks Gen. Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense

FILE – In this Sept. 16, 2015, photo, U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Lloyd Austin III, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Biden will nominate retired four-star Army general Lloyd J. Austin to be secretary of defense. That’s according to three people familiar with the decision who spoke on condition of anonymity because the selection hadn’t been formally announced. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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President-elect Joe Biden has appointed former retired Gen. Lloyd Austin, the former commander of  US Central Command, as the Secretary of Defense, according to multiple media reports.

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