President Donald Trump to speaks to Boeing employees in the final assembly building at Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston, S.C., Feb. 17, 2017. (AP/Mic Smith)
Military-Industrial Complex

With Appointment of Defense Industry Insiders, Trump Adds to Washington’s ‘Swamp’

Trump is certainly not the first president to appoint defense industry executives to senior Pentagon posts, but he’s taken the practice to extreme lengths. He’s also extended the same practice to almost every other cabinet department.