Pentagon’s international policy chief exits to join McConnell’s office

Defense News: The Pentagon’s assistant defense secretary for international security affairs, Robert Karem, is leaving his Senate-confirmed post to work for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Karem departs the far-reaching Pentagon policy job 18 months after the Senate confirmed him and two weeks before midterm elections to advise McConnell, R-Ky., and the Senate Republican Conference on matters of national security, foreign policy, defense and the intelligence community.

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