• 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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  • Mattis Returning to Stanford’s Hoover Institution

    Mattis Returning to Stanford’s Hoover Institution0

    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is re-joining the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in May as the Davies Family Distinguished Fellow. “I believe we have an obligation to pass on the lessons we’ve learned so that future generations can study, learn and become better,” Mattis said in a press release. “Hoover has made this part

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  • White House: SECDEF Announcement ‘When the President is Ready’

    White House: SECDEF Announcement ‘When the President is Ready’0

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders would not say whether Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be tapped soon for the position permanently. “I can tell you that the President has a great deal of respect for Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan. He likes him,” Sanders said during a press briefing Monday. “And when the President

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  • Inhofe: Trump Still Hasn’t Picked New SECDEF

    Inhofe: Trump Still Hasn’t Picked New SECDEF0

    The White House has not yet chosen its nominee to replace former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman told reporters Tuesday, according to CQ. He said another name – not yet reported by the media – has been mentioned in recent days. “I mean, Mattis was my hero, and I haven’t seen

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  • CNN: Trump Leaning toward Shanahan for SECDEF

    CNN: Trump Leaning toward Shanahan for SECDEF0

    President Donald Trump has privately said he wants to nominate Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to the position permanently, according to CNN. “Why can’t I keep Shanahan?” Trump asked, according to CNN’s source. “He’s good, right? He’s doing a good job for me.” Shanahan has been the interim secretary since Jim Mattis left the job

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  • Inhofe ‘Clarifies,’ Would Support Shananan as Secretary

    Inhofe ‘Clarifies,’ Would Support Shananan as Secretary0

    Senate Armed Services Chari Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) told reporters over the weekend he was speaking “in jest” when he said last week that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan lacked the humility to serve as secretary and has diminished credibility in his acting role, according to Defense News. The two met Saturday in Munich for the

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