The abrupt termination of more than half of the Defense Business Board and their replacement with political partisans has now put the nation's safety and security at risk. — Steve Blank, Silicon Valley entrepreneur who resigned from the Defense Business Board
The abrupt termination of more than half of the Defense Business Board and their replacement with political partisans has now put the nation's safety and security at risk. — Steve Blank, Silicon Valley entrepreneur who resigned from the Defense Business Board
Pentagon advisor resigns in protest, saying the Trump administration is putting the nation 'at risk' by purging posts to fill them with loyalists
  • One of the few members of the Defense Business Board, a Pentagon advisory group, to survive a recent purge has resigned in protest, CNN first reported.
  • In his resignation letter, Steve Blank wrote that Trump administration, by the purging of advisory boards and filling them with Trump allies, has "put the nation's safety and security at risk."
  • The purge of the Defense Business Board last week followed the removal of most of the Defense Policy Board late last month.
  • The Trump administration has also purged much of the Pentagon's civilian leadership, clearing the way for loyalists to fill top posts.