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Austin becomes first African American to lead the Pentagon

Clip: 01/22/2021 | 6m 35s | Video has closed captioning.

The confirmation of Retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as the first Black secretary of defense is a milestone. Nick Schifrin reports on how it also spotlights the racial disparities at the highest level of the military ranks.

Aired: 01/22/21

Rating: NR

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