Trump transition team yet to reach out to Pentagon
Maybe the Department of Defense is just a minor detail they’ll eventually get around to.
Under orders from the big boss to welcome the transition team from President-elect Trump with model efficiency and military precision, the armed services and civilian officials have prepared office space, briefing books and get-acquainted guides.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling, but he directed his chief of staff to stay home so he could be at the Pentagon in case anyone from Team Trump shows up.
But so far, the phone hasn’t rung…
Speaking to reporters traveling with him to California, Carter said handling a change of command is something the U.S. military does a lot and is good at.
“There’s a fairly well-understood template. But the mission on our side is very clear … We’ll try to help them to get all the information and the perspective that will help them to hit the ground running. That’s our objective.”