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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing 'painful' past

New Zealand Herald Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing 'painful' pastAfter months of unexplained delays, US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down yesterday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a "painful" family situation that would hurt his children and reopen...
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News video: Shanahan pulls out of Pentagon job as domestic violence reports emerge

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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday he had withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military as reports of domestic violence in his family surfaced, stoking uncertainty about the leadership of the Pentagon as tensions with Iran rise. Chris Dignam has more.

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