The Military Times reports:
The Pentagon’s top policy official is reportedly being pushed out of the department, as part of the fallout from the Ukraine military aid issue at the center of the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Trump confirmed that John Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, is departing―a move that leaves yet another significant vacancy at the top of the Pentagon’s senior civilian leadership. The news was first reported by CNN.
Rood was a figure in Washington’s impeachment drama because he had certified that Ukraine was making efforts to reform its internal politics, a condition on its receiving $250 million in military aid.
I would like to thank John Rood for his service to our Country, and wish him well in his future endeavors! https://t.co/kPA1rYCKvp
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2020