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Patrick Shanahan is out as acting defense secretary

Yahoo News reported on Tuesday that Shanahan's FBI background check was holding up the process.

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Shanahan: No need for an IG probe into the USS John S. McCain controversy

The Pentagon doesn't need to investigate a White House directive for the U.S. Navy to move the warship USS John S. McCain from view before President Donald Trump's recent trip to Japan, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Sunday.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan addresses soldiers at the southern border.

Pentagon to White House: Stop politicizing the military

"There is no room for politicizing the military," Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said.

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan.

Shanahan says restoring US-South Korea military drills isn't necessary

He said the troops in the region have the "required military readiness" without the exercises.

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Shanahan to Naval Academy graduates: learn to embrace failure like samurai and Silicon Valley

Speaking at the Naval Academy's commencement ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland on Friday, the acting defense secretary and former Boeing executive encouraged members of the Class of 2019 to embrace the mantra of Japanese samurai in their service to the United States