• Report: Shanahan Says ‘Of Course’ He Wants to Be SECDEF

    Report: Shanahan Says ‘Of Course’ He Wants to Be SECDEF0

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said “of course” he wants his job full-time, according to a report from Defense One, which said it talked to him after his House committee testimony Tuesday. “I’ve spent nearly two years on the National Defense Strategy,” Shanahan reportedly told Defense One. “I know the defense strategy. I know what it takes

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  • Shanahan on Hill Tuesday; Promotion Talk on Hold

    Shanahan on Hill Tuesday; Promotion Talk on Hold0

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is expected to face tough questions Tuesday at a House Armed Services Committee hearing about DOD’s budget request. It’s his first testimony since the Pentagon released a list of military construction projects that could be delayed to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, as directed by President Trump’s national emergency declaration.

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  • IG Looking into Shanahan-Boeing Links

    IG Looking into Shanahan-Boeing Links0

    The process for nominating a permanent defense secretary took another step back Wednesday when DOD’s inspector general announced an investigation into whether Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan has improperly favored his former employer, Boeing. Shanahan had told senators he was open to such an investigation, his spokesman noted. “Acting Secretary Shanahan has at all times remained

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