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Trump's acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan withdraws amid family's domestic violence incidents


Telegraph.co.uk - Published

Shanahan pulls out of Pentagon job as reports emerge of family violence

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 the leadership of the U.S. military..
Reuters - Published

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Trump welcomes new Defense chief [Video]Trump welcomes new Defense chief

During a colorful Pentagon ceremony featuring a 21 gun salute, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday welcomed his new Defense chief Mark Esper who was confirmed by the Senate this week, ending the..

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Senate confirms Esper as Defense Secretary [Video]Senate confirms Esper as Defense Secretary

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Army Secretary Mark Esper to be secretary of defense, ending the longest period by far that the Pentagon has been without a permanent top official. Rough Cut (no..

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Trump says he will likely nominate Esper for defense secretary

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 Patrick Shanahan as acting secretary.
Reuters - Published

Trump says he did not ask Shanahan to withdraw from Pentagon job

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 secretary.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Trump administration departures, firings, reassignments

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, making Shanahan the latest of dozens of senior figures..
Reuters - Published

Patrick Shanahan: Trump's defence pick pulls out after family history of domestic violence surfaces

He'll be replaced by the current Secretary of Army
Independent - Published

Patrick Shanahan: Trump says his choice for Pentagon chief is out

patrick shanahan: trump says his choice for pentagon chief is out
The president tweeted that Patrick Shanahan will "devote more time to his family".
BBC News - Published

Shanahan withdraws from consideration to be U.S. defense secretary

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, adding that Shanahan wanted to spend more time with his..
Reuters - Published

U.S. and Turkey in close touch on S-400/F-35 dispute: NATO commander

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, and may meet during NATO meetings in..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Will Send 1,000 Troops To Mideast As Tensions Continue To Rise

The Pentagon will send 1,000 additional U.S. troops to the Middle East on request from the Central Command for additional forces, Newsweek reports, citing a statement by the acting Secretary of..
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U.S., Turkey remain in dialogue over S-400, F-35 dispute: top NATO general

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 system, and may meet during NATO meetings in..
Reuters - Published

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

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 purposes, citing concerns about a threat..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East

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 purposes," citing concerns about a..
Reuters - Published

U.S. focus is to build global consensus after Mideast oil tanker attacks: Shanahan

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 States has blamed on Iran, acting U.S...
Reuters - Published

U.S. to sell 34 surveillance drones to allies in South China Sea region

The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to four U.S. allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Washington will no longer..
Reuters - Published

Acting Pentagon chief says no need to restore suspended U.S.-South Korea military drills

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support..
Reuters - Published

China says U.S. actions on Taiwan, South China Sea threaten stability

The United States' actions on Taiwan and the South China Sea are hardly conducive to maintaining stability in the region, a senior Chinese military official said on Saturday, responding to comments by..
Reuters - Published

U.S. won't 'tiptoe' around China with Asia stability at threat: defense chief

The United States will no longer "tiptoe" around Chinese behavior in Asia, with stability in the region at threat on issues ranging from the South China Sea to Taiwan, acting U.S. Defense Secretary..
Reuters - Published

Huawei is too close to Chinese government: U.S. defense chief

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday that technology firm Huawei was too close to the Chinese government, adding that Washington was concerned about cyber attacks and the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. defense chief says China threatens Asia's stability

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan suggested on Saturday that China was responsible for a range of destabilizing activities in Asia, stirring already heightened tensions between the world's..
Reuters - Published

In swipe at China, U.S. defense chief warns of Asia instability

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan suggested on Saturday that China was responsible for a range of destabilizing activities in Asia, stirring already heightened tensions between the world's..
Reuters - Published

China, U.S. defense chiefs hold talks at Asia security summit

Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan held talks on Friday at an Asia security summit in Singapore, a meeting the Pentagon said was "constructive and..
Reuters - Published

Chinese militarization of South China Sea "excessive": acting Pentagon chief

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Friday that China's militarization of the disputed South China Sea had been "excessive."
Reuters - Published

U.S. 'playing with fire' on Taiwan, China says ahead of defense meeting

The United States is "playing with fire" with its support for self-ruled Taiwan, China said on Thursday, in angry comments ahead of a meeting between Defence Minister Wei Fenghe and acting U.S. Defense..
Reuters - Published

U.S. looks to improve ties with Indonesian special forces, stage exercises

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan met his Indonesian counterpart on Thursday as the United States looks to improve ties with an Indonesian special forces unit that have been limited due to..
Reuters - Published

In Asia, Pentagon seeks to separate China military talks from trade war

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Wednesday that tense trade negotiations between China and the United States should be treated separately from military talks between the two..
Reuters - Published

As Shanahan heads to Asia, Iran tensions threaten Pentagon's 'great power' focus

As acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan heads to Asia on Tuesday to deliver a major policy speech on the region, increasing tensions with Iran threaten to upend the Pentagon's strategy to..
Reuters - Published

Shanahan to meet Chinese counterpart in Singapore: U.S. official

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will meet China's defense minister on the sidelines of an Asia defense forum in Singapore, a senior U.S. defense official said on Friday, at a time of..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon confirms it is weighing sending more troops to Middle East

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Thursday confirmed that the Pentagon was considering sending additional U.S. troops to the Middle East as one of the ways to bolster protection for..
Reuters - Published

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