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Pentagon's top nuclear policy official ousted in new reorganization

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22.09.2021

The Pentagon’s top official overseeing nuclear and missile defense policy, including a review of America’s atomic weapons posture set to be completed early next year, is leaving her post at the end of the month after only eight months on the job, according to two people familiar with the move.

Leonor Tomero, who has served as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear and missile defense policy since Jan. 20, is leaving as the Defense Department eliminates her job in a reorganization effort, according to the people and a private email viewed by POLITICO.

“The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy is working to align its organization structure with [Defense Secretary Lloyd] Austin’s priorities to be postured to address the threats of today and tomorrow,” wrote Kim Quarantello, the legislative affairs director for the Pentagon’s policy office, in a notification to........

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