Patrick Shanahan

In this July 8, 2019, photo, acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper waits for the arrival of Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to the Pentagon.
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July 15, 2019 - 12:55 pm
By Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of delay, President Donald Trump is expected to nominate a successor to Jim Mattis as secretary of defense on Monday. It will be Mark Esper, who has been serving as acting secretary of defense since June, when Patrick...
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Patrick Shanahan
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June 18, 2019 - 1:38 pm
By Zachary Cohen (CNN) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has "decided not to go forward with his confirmation process." "Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to go forward with his confirmation...
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan speaks to reporters after a classified briefing for members of Congress on Iran, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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May 22, 2019 - 7:42 pm
By Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The officials said no final...
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 In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan speaks with the media as he waits for the arrival of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon in Washington.
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May 10, 2019 - 7:13 pm
By Robert Burns WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of nearly 80 miles (130 kilometers) of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday. Congress was...
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, second from left, speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, April 11, 2019, on the proposed Space Force.
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April 11, 2019 - 12:10 pm
By Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's proposal for creating a Space Force as a new military service encountered bipartisan skepticism in the Senate on Thursday, with several lawmakers questioning the need for expanding the military bureaucracy...
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February 19, 2019 - 6:35 am
UPDATED: 7:45 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Delaware and New Jersey are joining 14 other states to sue the Trump administration. They're trying to stop the president's declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall. The states' attorneys general argue the president is disregarding...
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In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks during the 2018 POW/MIA National Recognition Day Ceremony at the Pentagon.
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December 31, 2018 - 11:45 am
By Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — On his final day as secretary of defense, Jim Mattis on Monday urged all Pentagon employees, military and civilian, to "hold fast" in defense of the country. Mattis, who submitted his resignation on Dec. 20 and was in effect fired by...
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In this April 9, 2018, file photo, Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, in Washington.
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December 24, 2018 - 11:41 am
UPDATED: 9:20 p.m. ___ WASHINGTON (AP) — The departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in a week will thrust President Donald Trump's largely unknown choice for acting Pentagon chief into the military hot seat and shift attention to the search for a permanent replacement who will probably face...
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