RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday appointed three new commanders of the Armed Forces, following the insecurity generated by the replacement of the Minister of Defense and the dismissal of the military leadership.
In a brief ceremony at the Ministry of Defense, the new head of the portfolio, General Walter Braga Netto, presented General Paulo Sérgio Nogueira de Oliveira (Army), Admiral Almir Garnier (Navy) and Brigadier Carlos Almeida Baptista Jr (Air Force).
According to the Brazilian press, the President respected the new commanders' choice of seniority criteria, which is valued in the military sector, and sought a . . .