President-elect Joe Biden has nominated retired General Lloyd Austin to be the next secretary of defense.
While the fact of Austin being a recently retired general is a strike against his confirmation, it should not be a fatal one.
So did retired general and Secretary of Defense Mattis.
General Austin is the perfect choice to succeed her in four years.
President-elect Biden has reminded everyone of these basic facts in his nomination of retired four-star Army General Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defense.