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Mark Esper faces a legal maze to become the next defense secretary
The Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 has put a number of limitations on acting secretaries, which could make things difficult for Army Secretary Mark Esper
‘We are there to deter aggression’ — Pompeo addressed CENTCOM on Iran mere moments before Shanahan announced his departure
Minutes before the Acting Secretary of Defense withdrew Tuesday from his confirmation process, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke at MacDill Air Force Base about the need to coordinate "diplomatic and defense efforts'' to address rising tensions with Iran
Patrick Shanahan is out as acting defense secretary
Yahoo News reported on Tuesday that Shanahan's FBI background check was holding up the process.
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.
Pentagon to White House: Stop politicizing the military
"There is no room for politicizing the military," Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said.
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.
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
The White House’s military options on Iran reportedly include a 120,000-troop deployment
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has presented an updated military plan to President Donald Trump's administration that envisions sending up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, the New York Times reported on Monday.
Pentagon to transfer $1.5 billion to border wall from Afghan forces and other areas
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved the transfer of $1.5 billion to build more than 80 miles of barriers on the border with Mexico, including taking about $600 million from an account meant for Afghan security forces.
Shanahan is here to stay: Trump plans to officially nominate him as Secretary of Defense
"Based upon his outstanding service to the Country and his demonstrated ability to lead."
No, the Pentagon’s ‘new’ aircraft carrier and bomber deployment is not a sign of imminent war with Iran
Everyone just needs to calm down.
Acting SecDef Shanahan thinks the F-35 program is ‘f–ked up’ just like everyone else
I, for one, appreciate the candidness.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan cleared in ethics probe
It could pave the way for Shanahan to finally get an official nomination from the White House.
Acting SecDef Shanahan on the Mueller report: US has ‘tremendous capability’ to counter Russian hackers
"The Russians present a risk," Shanahan told reporters on Thursday. "My job is to manage the risk."
The Pentagon will decide by May 10 which military construction projects will be sacrificed for the border wall
In just under a month, the Defense Department should have a list of which military construction projects can be delayed in order to transfer $3.6 billion to pay for the border wall, according to a Pentagon memo obtained by Task & Purpose.
The Pentagon has kicked off its new ‘narrowly-scoped’ Niger ambush review
The Pentagon said on Thursday it has started a new, "narrowly-scoped" review of a deadly 2017 ambush in Niger, in which four U.S. soldiers were killed, to see whether additional punishments were needed
Lawmakers move to block the Pentagon’s $1 billion transfer for Trump’s border wall
Lawmakers moved to block the Department of Defense's move to transfer $1 billion for the construction of a physical barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, the latest showdown in the battle over the border wall that President Trump has vowed to build
VA Chief Robert Wilkie is reportedly lobbying to be the next Defense Secretary
Robert Wilkie has reportedly tossed his name into the hat to replace James Mattis as secretary of Defense, according to the Washington Post.
Shanahan and Congress have changed their relationship status to ‘it’s complicated’ over troops in Syria
"I always think of Sen. Graham as an ally and we have shared interests. He is a problem-solver and I am very confident we will come together with solutions for Syria."
Sen. Graham tells Shanahan that leaving Syria is ‘the dumbest f*****g idea I’ve ever heard’
"I am now your adversary, not your friend."
Shanahan still undecided on which projects will be impacted by border wall funding
According to the law, the defense secretary has to decide whether the wall is militarily necessary before money from the military construction budget can be used.
This One Book Will Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Acting SecDef Patrick Shanahan
"His views are all in there: his leadership philosophy, his ideas on establishing harmony across large organizations, and the way he compartmentalizes a broad problem set into identifiable, solvable chunks."
Trump’s Acting Pentagon Chief Reportedly Said The $1 Trillion F-35 Is ‘F*cked’ And Never Should Have Been Made
The new defense chief, a former Boeing employee, has reportedly been extremely critical Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter in private meetings, raising questions about whether he is bias in overseeing the largest weapons program in history
Mattis is Gone. Patrick Shanahan Is Now In Wonderland.
Patrick Shanahan has swallowed the "Red Pill" from the Matrix. Now he'll see how deep this rabbit hole goes.
On New Year’s Eve, A Brief Phone Call Will Mark The End Of Mattis’ Tenure As Defense Secretary
The handoff between Mattis and Shanahan will have little pomp and circumstance when it takes place.