Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing 'painful' past
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 After 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...
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday he had withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military as reports of domestic violence in his family surfaced, stoking uncertainty about the leadership of the Pentagon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.
WASHINGTON, July 15 (Xinhua) -- The White House formally nominated Mark Esper as the secretary of defense on Monday as it struggles to fill the top Pentagon post... WorldNews Also reported by •USATODAY.com