Among the more concerning moves during the post election period have been Trump’s wholesale changes at the top of the Pentagon. They’ve also been among the most confusing. WaPo’s David Ignatius suggests that it could be related to Russia in the 2016 election. “Trump’s ceaseless attempts to argue that the Russia investigation was a “hoax” — and to force the intelligence community to declassify information he believes would support this view — may animate some of his otherwise inexplicable moves.” A furious behind-the-scenes battle to counter Trump’s threat to national security.