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Trump Picks Acting Pentagon Chief Shanahan For Permanent Defense Secretary

WorldNews Thursday, 9 May 2019
Trump Picks Acting Pentagon Chief Shanahan For Permanent Defense SecretaryPresident Donald Trump plans to nominate acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to formally take over the top spot at the Pentagon, the president's spokeswoman said Thursday, CNBC reports. Shanahan needs Senate confirmation for the post most recently held by James Mattis. "Based upon his outstanding service to the Country and his demonstrated ability, President Trump intends to nominated Patrick M. Shanahan to be the Secretary fo Defense," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrote in a tweet."Acting Secretary Shanahan has proven over the last several months that he is beyond qualified to lead the Department of Defense, and he will continue to do an excellent job." –...
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