Patrick M. Shanahan

Acting United States Secretary of Defense

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Patrick Michael Shanahan is an American government official who has served as Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense since January 1, 2019. President Donald Trump appointed Shanahan to the role after the resignation of Retired General James N. Mattis. Shanahan served as Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2017 to 2019. He previously spent 30 years at Boeing in a variety of roles.

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The withdrawal by Patrick Shanahan from consideration for the top Defense job has brought a rare moment of bipartisanship from the Senate โ€” and likely a brief..
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President Trump is looking again for a permanent secretary of defense. Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan abruptly withdrew his nomination Tuesday after domestic..
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Here's the latest for Wednesday June 19th: Trump officially begins re-election campaign; Protests outside Trump rally; Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan..
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President Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper for new Defense Secretary, who is currently serving as the Army Secretary. Esper spent more than a decade in..
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Patrick Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon; Third graders teach book publisher history lesson.
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Patrick Shanahan withdraws from consideration as defense secretary; Third graders take action after finding a workbook error.
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The White House knew about a violent domestic dispute between members of outgoing Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's family that derailed his expected..
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Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing from consideration to be the defense secretary amid reports of domestic incidents. In 2010, Shanahan and his ex-wife each claimed..
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan abandoned his quest for the top Pentagon job on Tuesday as reports emerged of domestic violence in his family, plunging..
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After months of unexplained delays, Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a..
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U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday he would likely nominate Mark Esper to be the secretary of defense, hours after he named him to replace..
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he did not ask Patrick Shanahan, the acting defense secretary, to withdraw from consideration to be defense..
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Shanahan's expected nomination to become defense secretary was on track "even of this morning," an administration official told CBS News
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing from the confirmation process after accusations of domestic violence by his ex-wife. Secretary of the..
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday he had withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military as reports of domestic violence in his..
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Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, making..
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President Donald Trump announced on Twitter acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has "decided not to go forward with his confirmation process" on Tuesday,..
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The president tweeted that Patrick Shanahan will "devote more time to his family".
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Shanahan faced scrutiny over several domestic incidents involving members of his family several years ago
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President Trump said he would not nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his Defense secretary.
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, adding that..
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President Trump on Tuesday pulled the nomination of Patrick Shanahan to be the permanent defense secretary, saying on Twitter that Mr. Shanahan would devote more..
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Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar are in contact about Ankara's plans to buy a Russian air defense system,..
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Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan and his then-wife each told police they had been hit by the other. He denies striking her.
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's full statement on a domestic violence case
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced 1,000 additional U.S. troops would be sent to the Middle East, as the Trump administration blames Iran for..
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United States Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan announced the deployment of about 1,000 additional troops to the middle east for "defensive..
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Iran has declared it โ€œwill not wage war against any nationโ€ after the US announced that a further 1,000 troops are to be sent to the Middle East amid rising..
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U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar remain in contact about Ankara's plans to buy a Russian air defence..
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Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive..
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Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced Monday that the Pentagon will deploy about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were..
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Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were "defensive..
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In response to attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Iran is not just a U.S. problem. He..
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U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is focused on building international consensus following attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East that the United..
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Patrick Shanahan's comes after White House officials tried to obscure the USS John S. McCain from President Trump's view
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