Charles Summers has been appointed the Pentagon’s new press Secretary. “I had a great day as the head of the extremely talented team of the Department of the Minister of defense for public relations. It is a great honor for me that I was entrusted to advise the acting head of the Pentagon Patrick Shanahan and senior officials of the Ministry of defense on public relations, as well as to be able to work with the greatest military experts in the world,” Mr. Summers wrote on his Twitter page. Information about his appointment was confirmed by the US defense Ministry.
Mr. Summers will replace the retired Dana White. She was previously accused of incorrect treatment of subordinates. In mid-August, an internal investigation was launched into numerous complaints against Ms. White. The staff complained that the press Secretary forced them to buy tights and other personal belongings, pick up clothes from the dry cleaning, to book visits to the make-up artist and help with documents on the mortgage.
Earlier, the US President Donald Trump announced the resignation of the previous head of the Pentagon James Mattis. The American media wrote that Mr. Trump made such a decision against the backdrop of disagreements with Mr. Mattis on the withdrawal of the US troops from Syria.
The US announced that it is beginning to withdraw its troops from Syria on December 19. The US President Donald Trump signed a decree on December 24. Because of this decision, defense Minister James Mattis and special representative for cooperation with other countries in the fight against the “Islamic state” Brett Mcgurk resigned.