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After failing to secure a Senate confirmation hearing, U.S. President Donald Trump’s most divisive nominee for a Pentagon position so far has taken a different, less-senior policy role at the Defense Department, a spokeswoman said Sunday.

Anthony Tata, a retired Army brigadier general who has called former President Barack Obama a “terrorist leader,” will officially perform the duties of the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, the Pentagon spokeswoman said.

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