On Wednesday, the Trump administration axed 11 members from the Defense Policy Board, an in-house Pentagon think-tank.

Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright shouldn’t have any influence over Pentagon policy in 2020.

This oughtn’t be a controversial statement. If one is to drain the swamp, the folks behind the bombing of Cambodia and permanent normalized trade relations with China, respectively, probably aren’t the people you want advising the Department of Defense.

But the former secretaries of state were still on the Defense Policy Board, described by Foreign Policy as “a kind of in-house think tank on retainer for top military leaders, providing independent counsel and advice on defense policy.”

Source: Trump Purges Pentagon Advisory Board, Cripples Establishment’s Influence on DOD