Hassam Hameed-TDO-28.02.2018- Top military brass has been replaced by other officers in a move to consolidate power at larger extent by Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Royal decree came as of Monday.
No official reason has been given by the Monarchy. General Abdul Rahman bin Saleh al-Bunyan, Chief of Staff was terminated after inauguration of Saudi Arabian Military Industries(SAMI), in Riyadh. First woman, Tamadar bint Yousef al-Ramah, has made it to top government post and she will be the Deputy Minister of labour and social development.
This clampdown is seen as an consolidation attempt by MBS. He want Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil be minimal, that is why he has been pushing economic and social reforms in the country at a very fast pace.