Top Pentagon policy official who warned against withholding Ukraine aid resigns at Trump’s request

Washington (CNN)The Pentagon’s top policy official who warned against withholding military aid to Ukraine last year resigned on Wednesday at the request of President Donald Trump, according to a copy of his resignation letter obtained by CNN.

John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, is the latest senior national security official involved in the Ukraine controversy to be forced out following Trump’s acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial, but sources told CNN that he broke with the administration on several issues, in addition to the handling of aid to Ukraine, leading to a loss of support from leadership.

Article URL : https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/19/politics/john-rood-pentagon-official-depart/index.html

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