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Patrick Cronin, Donald Trump critic, named to PACOM post

Mar 23, 2017 - The Washington Times

Patrick Cronin, an Asian security expert with the Democrat-leaning Center for New American Security, has been named to the plum post of director of the Pacific Command's think tank, the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies.

The appointment was announced March 10 in a notice from the center that said Mr. Cronin was approved by Defense Secretary James Mattis.

The selection has set off criticism among conservative China analysts who are concerned about Mr. Cronin's views and writin...