The Pentagon blocked members of President Joe Biden’s incoming
administration from gaining access to critical information about current
operations, including the troop drawdown in Afghanistan, upcoming
special operations missions in Africa and the Covid-19 vaccine
distribution program, according to new details provided by transition
and defense officials.
The effort to obstruct the Biden team, led by senior White House
appointees at the Pentagon, is unprecedented in modern presidential
transitions and will hobble the new administration on key national
security matters as it takes over positions in the Defense Department on
Wednesday, the officials said.