President Biden’s nominee for defense secretary, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, testifies Tuesday at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 19: President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee at the U.S. Capitol on January 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. Previously Gen. Austin was the commanding officer of the U.S. Central Command in the Obama administration. (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)