US Senate confirms Lloyd Austin as defence secretary

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    A retired army general has been confirmed as the first Black American defence secretary of the United States.

    The Senate voted 93-2 to confirm President Joe Biden’s nominee Lloyd Austin to run the Pentagon.

    Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.

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