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Medical college admission test results published

Staff Correspondent, 04 Apr 2021
The authorities have published the results of medical college admission tests with 48,975 clearing the primary hurdle.

The medical education department picked the candidates for 4,350 available seats in the government institutions for MBBS course of 2020-21 session on the basis of the merit list on Sunday.

Enayet Hossain, director general of medical education, said the rest of the students can get admitted to the private institutions based on the merit list.

Ali Noor, secretary for medical education, announced the results at a press conference.

As many as 116,792 students took the exams on Friday amid the coronavirus pandemic that had forced the authorities to defer the tests.

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Bangladesh logs 58 virus deaths, 5,683 cases in a day

News Desk /03 Apr 2021
Bangladesh has logged 5,683 new cases of the coronavirus in a day, taking the tally to 630,277.

The death toll climbed to 9,213 after 58 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Saturday, according to data released by the government.

Another 2,364 people recovered from COVID-19 through treatment at home and in-hospital care in the same period, bringing the tally of recoveries to 549,775.

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India’s Maharashtra considers total lockdown as virus cases jump

Bd nesk desk,29 march 2021:
India’s richest state, Maharashtra, is considering imposing a strict lockdown this week after recording the highest one-day jump in coronavirus infections of any Indian state since last March, officials said on Sunday.

Maharashtra tightened travel restrictions and imposed night curfews as it reported 40,414 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, almost two-thirds of the national total, many of them in the densely-populated financial capital Mumbai.

“In (Sunday’s) meeting of the (COVID-19) task force, it was suggested that very strict restrictions like lockdown should be imposed immediately,” the office of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said in a statement.

A senior official in the state government said the lockdown could take effect “in the coming days” as officials had been asked to prepare to implement it in a phased manner.

India recorded 62,714 new cases in the space of 24 hours on Sunday, the Health Ministry said – the biggest jump since October – as well as 312 deaths.

“We are seeing a higher COVID positive rate in high-rise residential buildings than in slums … to stop the spread, only essential services will be allowed (at night),” said Mumbai Mayor Kishor Pednekar. Hotels, pubs and shopping malls must observe the curfew.

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১৯৮৯-২০২০ সাল পর্যন্ত প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগের বিজ্ঞপ্তি প্রকাশের তারিখ

প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগের বিজ্ঞপ্তি প্রকাশের তারিখ

প্রথমে কলামে নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তির সাল – দ্বিতীয় কলামে বিজ্ঞপ্তির তারিখ – তৃতীয় কলামে স্বারক নং

প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ১৯৯৩ → 02-Dec-1993 → ১আর-১৩(নিয়োগ)৮৮ প্রাই(অংশ-৩/২)২৩৪২-০২/১২/১৯৯৩
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ১৯৯৪ → 20-Aug-1994 → ১আর-১৩(নিয়োগ)/৮৮-প্রাই(অংশ-৩/২)৩৭০০-২০/০৮/১৯৯৪
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ১৯৯৮ → 10-Dec-1998 → ১আর-১৩(সংস্থাপন)৯৮-প্রাই৮৮৯৭-১০/১২/১৯৯৮
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ১৯৯৯ → 08-Nov-1999 → প্রাশিঅ-১৩(নিয়োগ)/৯৯-প্রাই(অংশ-২)৫০০৫-০৮/১১/১৯৯৯
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০০ → 09-Aug-2000 → প্রাশিঅ-১৩(নিয়োগ)/২০০০/প্র শিনি/২৮৩৪-০৯/০৮/২০০০
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০২ → 28-Jan-2002 → প্রাশিঅ/০২(নিয়োগ)২০০২-প্রশি নি /২২৪-২৮/০১/২০০২
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০৪ → 20-Jun-2004 → প্রাশিঅ/১১(নিয়োগ)/২০০৪/প্র.শি নি/১৬৫৫-২০/০৬/২০০৪
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০৬ → 27-Dec-2006 → প্রাশিঅ/নিয়োগ/১৯/প্র শি নি/০৬/৫২০৯-২৭/১২/২০০৬
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০৭ → 11-Dec-2007 → প্রাশিআনিয়োগ/২২/প্র শি নি২০০৭/৪০৩-২-১১/১২/২০০৭
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০৮ → 25-Sep-2008 → প্রাশিআনিয়োগ/প্র শি নি/১৫/২০০৮/২৮৪৫-২৫/০৯/২০০৮
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০১২ → 11-Jan-2012 → প্রাশিঅ।০১নিয়োগ/প্র শি নি:/২০১২/১৪-১১/০১/২০১২
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ১৯৯৬ → 03-Nov-1996 → ১আর-১৩ সেংস্থাপন)/৯৬-প্রাই(অংশ-২) ১০২২১-০৩/১১/১৯৯৬
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ১৯৯৮ → 28-Apr-1998 → ১আর-১৩(সংন্থাপন)৯৮-প্রাই (অংশ-১)/১৯৪৭-২৮/০৪/১৯৯৮
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ১৯৯৯ → 03-Jun-1999 → ১আর-১৩(সংস্থাপন)৯৮-প্রাই৯০২-০৩/০৬/১৯৯৯
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০০ → 02-Apr-2000 → প্রাশিঅ-১৩ (নিয়োগ )/৯৯(অংশ-৩)/১০০৬-০২/০৪/২০০০
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০০ → 10-Aug-2000 → প্রাশিঅ-১(নিয়োগ)/২০০০/আইডিএ প্রকল্প/২৮৩৯-১০/০৮/২০০০
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০০ → 29-Oct-2000 → প্রাশিঅ-১৪(নিয়োগ)/২০০০/এডিবি প্রকল্প/৪১০২-২৯/১০/২০০০
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০১ → 26-Apr-2001 → প্রাশিঅ-২৫(নিয়োগ)/২০০১/স:শি-নি/১88৭-২৬/০৪/২০০১
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০২ → 28-Jan-2002 → প্রাশিঅ।০১(নিয়োগ)/২০০২/স.শিনি/২২২-২৮/০১/২০০২
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০২ → 02-Sep-2002 → প্রশিঅ-৪(নিয়োগ)/২০০২/আইডিএ প্রকল্প/৩২৮৯ -০২/০৯/২০০২
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০৩ → 23-Feb-2003 → প্রাশিঅ-৩নিয়োগ)/২০০২প্রকক/সশিনি/০৩/৮৬৮-২৩/০২/২০০৩
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০৩ → 29-May-2003 → প্রাশিঅ-৮(নিয়োগ)২০০৩/সংশিনি/নবসৃষ্ট/২৩৫৮ -২৯/০৫/২০০৩
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০৪ → 06-Nov-2004 → প্রাশিঅ-১৬(নিয়োগ/০৪/স-শি.নি/২৪৮৫ -০৬/১১/২০০৪
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০৫ → 13-Jun-2005 → প্রাশিঅ/২৪নিয়োগ)/পিইডিপি-২/০৫/২০০৯-১৩/০৬/২০০৫
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০৬ → 01-Jun-2006 → প্রাশিঅ/নিয়োগ/স-শিনি১৫/০৬/১৭৯৭-০১/০৬/২০০৬
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০৭ → 18-Jan-2007 → প্রাশিঅ/নিয়োগ।২০/স-শিনি:পিইডিপি-২/০৬/০৮-১৮/০১/২০০৭
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০৮ → 05-Feb-2008 → প্রাশিঅ(নিয়োগ)/সশিনি+০১/২০০৮/২৯ – ০৫/০২/২০০৮
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০০৯ → 14-May-2009 → প্রাশিআ/নিয়োগ০৪/স:শি.নি০৯/৬৮৪-১৪/০৫/২০০৯
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০১০ → 21-Apr-2010 → প্রাশিঅ(নিয়োগ)/০৮/রেজি: বেসর/২০০৯/১০১৪-২১/০৪/২০১০
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০১০ → 09-May-2010 → প্রাশিঅ/নিয়োগ/০৫/মুক্তি/২০১০/১৯৩৩-০৯/০৫/২০১০
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০১১ → 04-Aug-2011 → প্রাশিঅ(নিয়োগ)/০২/সশি-নিা২০১১/২৯৫-০৪/০৮/২০১১
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০১০ → 09-May-2010 → প্রাশিআ/নিয়োগ।০৫/মুক্তি /২০১০/১৯৩৩-০৯/০৫/২০১০
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০১১ → 04-Aug-2011 → প্রাশিঅ(নিয়োগ)/০২/স.শি-নি/২০১১/২৯৫-০৪/০৮/২০১১
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০১২ → 15-Nov-2012 → প্রাশিঅ/৩১নিয়োগা/প্রাক-প্রাথমিক/স শি নি/২০১২/৬০৪-১৫/১১/২০১২
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০১৩ → 01-Jul-2013 → প্রাশিঅ/৬/নিয়োগঃপ্রাক-প্রাথমিক/স শি-নি/২০১৩/২০৪-০১/০৭/২০১৩
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০১৪ → 14-Sep-2014 → প্রাশিঅ/৭নিয়োগ)/স.শি.নি (রাজস্ব)/২০১৪/২৪৯-১৪/০৯/২০১৪
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০১৪ → 09-Dec-2014 → প্রাশিঅ/১১/নিয়োগ/ প্রাক-প্রাথমিক (৩য় পর্যায়/)স শি’নি/২০১৪/৩১১-০৯/১২/২০১৪
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০১৬ → 24-May-2016 → ৩৮.০১. ০০০০. ১৪৩. ১১ ০০৫-১৬-৯৫-২৪/০৫/২০১৩
প্রাথমিক শিক্ষক নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি ২০১৮ → 30-Jul-2018 → ৩৮.০১. ০০০০ ১৪৩ .১১ ০১১. ১৮-২৩০-৩০/৪২০১৮

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Abrar Fahad murder case: 22 accused plea to move case from speedy trial tribunal

Online Report,20 dec:
Twenty-two accused of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Abrar Fahad murder case have filed a petition with the High Court for transferring the case from the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 of Dhaka, apprehending that they “will not get justice” from the tribunal.

The accused, now in jail, submitted the petition recently to the HC through their lawyer expressing no confidence in the judge of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 Abu Zafar Md Kamruzzaman.

Their lawyer Munsurul Hoque Chowdhury told The Daily Star today that the HC will hold hearing on the petition tomorrow.

Citing the petition, he said judge of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 Abu Zafar Md Kamruzzaman on November 30 recorded statement of the 39th prosecution witness of the case and fixed December 3 for recording statement of the 40th witness.

On December 3, the judge of the tribunal recalled the statement earlier given by the 33rd witness (a police officer) without issuing any prior notice.

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Closure of all educational institutions extended till Jan 16

Online Report,18 Dec
The ongoing closure of all educational institutions in the country have been extended again, this time till January 16, 2021. However, Qawmi Madrasa will be exempt from this directive.

The Ministry of Education issued a letter in this regard today.

The current closure of all educational institutions in the country (except Qawmi Madrasa) have been extended till January 16, 2021 for the evolving situation created due to the pandemic, the release said.

The country’s educational institutions have been closed since March 17 due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Covid-19: 25 die, 1,318 infected, 2,024 recover in 24 hours

Online Report,18 Dec:
Twenty-five people have died in the country from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The total number of deaths has now reached 7,217 and the death rate stands at 1.45 percent.

At least 1,318 new infections were recorded in the meantime, taking the total number of people infected to 4,98,293, the release added.

The current positivity rate is 9.19 percent, while the total positivity rate stands at 16.34 percent

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Covid-19: 36 die, 1,134 infected, 2,239 recover in 24 hours

Online Report,17 Dec
Thirty-six people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The total number of deaths has now reached 7,192 and the death rate stands at 1.45 percent.

At least 1,134 new infections were recorded during this period, taking the total number of people infected to 4,96,975, the release added.

The current positivity rate is 8.60 percent, while the total positivity rate stands at 16.37 percent.

A total of 13,191 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours.

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‘India have enough batting to win without Kohli, Rohit’

The daily star desk:
Sachin Tendulkar is confident India have the batting depth and talent to overcome the absences of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in their four-test series against Australia. Skipper Virat Kohli will fly home after this week’s series opener in Adelaide for the birth of his first child and injured opening batsman Rohit will miss at least the first two tests. However, Tendulkar

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Don’t use religion as a political tool: PM

Online Report,15 December:
Terming people of the country “religious” and not fanatics, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon all not to use religion as a political tool.

“The people of Bangladesh are religious, not fanatics. Don’t use religion as a political tool. Everyone has the right to practice their own religion. It (Bangladesh) is a country of communal harmony. It was liberated with the blood of Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Christians,” the premier said while addressing the nation from Gono Bhaban, on the occasion of Victory Day.
“This is the Bangladesh of Lalon, Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam and Jibanananda Das. This is the Bangladesh of Shahjalal, Shah Paran, Shah Makhdum and Khanjahan Ali. This is Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Bangladesh; Bangladesh of sixteen and a half crore Bangalees. This country belongs to everyone,” she said.

Reiterating that the government will not allow any kind of division and chaos in the name of religion, Sheikh Hasina said people of the country will move forward on the path of progress and development while upholding religious values.

She said a section of the defeated forces in 1971 has been trying to distract devoted Muslims with false and fictitious statements.

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Covid Vaccine: First shipment arriving in Jan

Staff Correspondent

The country will receive the first consignment of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine in January, Health Minister Zahid Maleque yesterday said.

Fifty lakh shots of the three crore doses of the vaccine could reach the country on any day of January, he said while addressing a procurement contract-signing ceremony of the vaccine at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Dhaka.

The remaining doses will come in phases with 50 lakh each month.

Prof ABM Khurshid Alam, director general of the DGHS, signed the agreement on behalf of the government and Nazmul Hasan Papon, managing director of Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd, on behalf of the mediator company.

The contract paper will be sent to the Serum Institute of India (SII) for producer’s authorisation.

Among others, Prof Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of the DGHS, was also present there.

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Covid-19: 20 die, 2,273 infected

Online Report,November 27, 2020:
Twenty people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The total number of deaths has now reached 6,544 and the death rate stands at 1.43 percent.

At least 2,273 new infections were recorded in the meantime, taking the total number of people infected to 4,58,711, added the release.

The current positivity rate is 13.88 percent, while the total positivity rate stands at 16.81 percent.

A total of 16,378 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours.

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In Argentina, Maradona’s death sets off a vivid display of public grief

The New York Times,Published: 2020-11-27
People laid flowers and lit candles below the mural of Diego Maradona outside the stadium here that bears his name. A man cried inconsolably.

At the Obelisk in central Buenos Aires, another man waved a banner depicting Maradona that read, “God Is Argentine.”

There was a sense of incredulity in Argentina on Wednesday as word spread that the soccer star had died that morning at his home in Tigre, north of Buenos Aires. The government decreed three days of mourning.

Often called one of the game’s best players, Maradona was revered by his fellow Argentines — not just for his prowess on the field but also for his rise from poverty to global stardom. He stayed a national hero even as his personal life, which included long spates of drug and alcohol abuse, made him tabloid fodder around the world.

As people gathered across the country to honour the man often simply referred to “El Diego,” some chose the Buenos Aires stadium where he got his start in 1976, as a young player in the Argentinos Juniors club, and which was later renamed for him.

“The first time I saw him I couldn’t believe it,” said Hugo Daniel Santiuste, 66, who said he saw Maradona’s second-ever match at the stadium. “I had never seen anything like it.”

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Coronavirus vaccine will be available for all in Bangladesh

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said the the coronavirus vaccine will be made available to everyone in Bangladesh once the government gets the shots.
“The prime minister has ordered vaccination for everyone and we are moving forward with the plan to provide it to whoever needs it, whenever,” he said while inaugurating the surgery division and an operation theatre of Dhaka’s Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital on Thursday.

“The government has made the arrangements to follow her instructions,” Maleque said.

Bangladesh has inked a contract to receive 30 million doses of the vaccine, developed by the Oxford University in collaboration with AstraZeneca, from the Serum Institute of India.

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization or GAVI also assured Bangladesh of giving 680,000 doses for 20 percent of the population. The government is hoping to get its hand on these vaccines by January-February 2021.

The World Health Organization and GAVI are preparing for several months to distribute the vaccines to people in all corners of the world once the candidates are proved effective and safe.

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In a historic move, Biden to pick Michele Flournoy for Pentagon head

AP, Washington
US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to take a historic step and select a woman to head the Pentagon for the first time, shattering one of the few remaining barriers to women in the department and the presidential Cabinet.

Michele Flournoy, a politically moderate Pentagon veteran, is regarded by US officials and political insiders as a top choice for the position.

Her selection would come on the heels of a tumultuous Pentagon period that has seen five men hold the top job under President Donald Trump. The most recent defense secretary to go was Mark Esper, who was fired by Trump on Monday after pushing back on issues including troop withdrawals and the use of the military to quell civilian unrest.

If confirmed, Flournoy would face a future that is expected to involve shrinking Pentagon budgets and potential military involvement in the distribution of a coronavirus vaccine.

Democrats have long sought to name a woman to the top post in a department that didn’t open all combat jobs to female service members until about five years ago. Flournoy had been the expected choice of Hillary Clinton if she had won the 2016 election. Her name surfaced early as a front-runner for Biden’s Cabinet, said officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters.

Seen as a steady hand who favors strong military cooperation abroad, Flournoy, 59, has served multiple times in the Pentagon, starting in the 1990s and most recently as the undersecretary of defense for policy from 2009 to 2012. She serves on the board of Booz Allen Hamilton, a defense contractor, which could raise concerns from some lawmakers. But her moderate views would likely ensure wide bipartisan support in a position that requires Senate confirmation.

Few other names have been mentioned, though former Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson was listed as a possible choice at one point. Choosing a woman would be consistent with Biden’s pledge to have a diverse Cabinet.

She has been outspoken on American foreign and defense policy, particularly over the past year. She favors closer international cooperation after four years of a Trump White House that touted an “America First” policy and was more distrustful and critical of allies.

“Whoever the next president is,” she said in March, “whether it’s a second Trump term or Vice President Biden or whoever it is, one of the top agenda items is going to try to, I think, repair some of that perception” that America may no longer be a reliable partner. “But I don’t think it’s going to be easy or happen overnight. I think it’s going to take a lot of work over a number of years to recover that trust and that standing.”

She has also cautioned against drastic, immediate changes.

“One of the most dangerous tendencies is for — after a change of administration, particularly when there’s a change of party — for the new team to come in and use the term ‘repudiation.’ But to come in and assume that everything their predecessors did was wrong, you know, they throw the baby out with the bathwater, basically, and they overcorrect in another direction,” she said in a Hudson Institute forum.

Arnold Punaro, a retired Marine two-star general and former staff director of the Senate Armed Services Committee under then-Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia, said recently that he regards Flournoy as “incredibly well-qualified” to lead the Pentagon.

The Defense Department is one of three Cabinet agencies — the others being Treasury and Veterans Affairs — that have never been led by a woman. Some of the 28 men who have held the top defense job since it was created in 1947, including three who served in Trump’s administration — Jim Mattis, Esper and current acting Secretary Christopher Miller — have been military veterans. Flournoy did not serve in the military.

Like Mattis and Esper, Flournoy views China as the most significant long-term challenge to American predominance on the world stage. In July, she said the United States is losing its military technological advantage over key competitors like China and that reversing this trend must be the Pentagon’s top priority.

She has, however, also warned against abandoning the Middle East and instead advocates “more modest levels of continuous presence” there. As an example, she has backed a limited role in Afghanistan that focuses more on countering the terror threat and less on rebuilding the country.

“We want to reduce our commitment, but we want to do it in a way that’s smart and that safeguards our interests in the process,” she said in March about Afghanistan, adding that she hopes “we don’t just cut and run.” Trump has pushed for a full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of the year, but so far the Pentagon has no orders to do that.

On North Korea, she said in an October online forum that while nuclear disarmament should remain the ultimate goal, she finds it “hard to see” Kim Jong Un agreeing to give up all his nuclear weapons, which she said he sees as his regime’s “survival card.”

On Iran, Flournoy has argued for a revised approach of deterring the Islamic Republic by breaking the familiar pattern of sending more American forces to the Gulf in response to Iranian provocations, as the Trump administration did in May 2019 after what it called credible threats to U.S. interests in the region.

Flournoy is a co-founder of Westexec Advisors, a consulting firm that provides advice and geopolitical risk analysis to corporate clients. She works with a mixture of former senior government officials — including Antony Blinken, a former deputy secretary of state and currently Biden’s top foreign policy adviser — and military experts such as retired Army Gen. Vincent Brooks, who led U.S. forces in Korea until 2019.

In 2007, Flournoy helped create a think tank, the Center for a New American Security.

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