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Pentagon OKs sending 2,100 additional troops to Mexico border

The Trump administration is beefing up troop levels at the U.S.-Mexico border, with the new acting defense secretary, Richard Spencer, on Tuesday approving a Department of Homeland Security request for..
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Senate Committee To Hold Hearing On Mark Esper As Defense Secretary

senate committee to hold hearing on mark esper as defense secretary
Watch VideoThe Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday to potentially confirm acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper and give him the permanent title.  President Donald Trump..
Newsy - Published

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Esper arrives for first day at Pentagon [Video]Esper arrives for first day at Pentagon

U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived for his first day of work at the Pentagon on Monday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Trump To Tap Army Secretary Mark Esper As Defense Secretary [Video]Trump To Tap Army Secretary Mark Esper As Defense Secretary

Esper can't be acting defense secretary while he's going through confirmation. Someone else will have to step in during that process.

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Shanahan fist bumps his way out of the Pentagon [Video]Shanahan fist bumps his way out of the Pentagon

Patrick Shanahan’s last day at the Pentagon is marked with a 'clap-out' on the river entrance steps after the acting U.S. defense secretary stepped down in wake of domestic violence reports. Rough..

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Acting defense Secretary Shanahan set to resign [Video]Acting defense Secretary Shanahan set to resign

According to Reuters, the acting Secretary of Defense will leave the post ahead of his Senate confirmation.

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Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Set To Resign [Video]Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Set To Resign

According to Reuters, the acting Secretary of Defense will leave the post ahead of his Senate confirmation. Instead of taking the helm at the Defense Department, acting Defense Secretary Patrick..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:32Published

McConnell wants a confirmed defense chief [Video]McConnell wants a confirmed defense chief

Reuters reports U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that it would be better to have a Senate-confirmed defense secretary than someone serving in an acting capacity. He cited..

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Shanahan withdraws from consideration as Defense Secretary amid domestic violence reports [Video]Shanahan withdraws from consideration as Defense Secretary amid domestic violence reports

According to Reuters, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced his withdrawal from consideration to head the U.S. military. The announcement comes as reports of domestic violence in his..

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Acting defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan resigns [Video]Acting defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan resigns

CNN reports President Donald Trump said Tuesday that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has "decided not to go forward with his confirmation process." His resignation comes amid reports that..

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Trump says he didn't ask Shanahan to withdraw [Video]Trump says he didn't ask Shanahan to withdraw

Reuters reports U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday that he did not ask Patrick Shanahan, the former acting defense secretary, to withdraw from consideration to be confirmed as..

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Patrick Shanahan will step down as acting defense secretary [Video]Patrick Shanahan will step down as acting defense secretary

According to Reuters, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will step down.

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Trump says he did not ask Shanahan to withdraw [Video]Trump says he did not ask Shanahan to withdraw

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he did not ask Patrick Shanahan, the acting defense secretary, to withdraw from consideration to be defense secretary. Trump said he would likely..

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Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Resigns, Will Not Seek Confirmation [Video]Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Resigns, Will Not Seek Confirmation

Shanahan says he won't seek confirmation as secretary of defense after past domestic violence incidents involving his family were made public.

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US To Send Approximately 1,000 More Troops To Middle East [Video]US To Send Approximately 1,000 More Troops To Middle East

​Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said he's authorized the deployment "for defensive purposes."

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Shanahan pulls out of Pentagon job as domestic violence reports emerge [Video]Shanahan pulls out of Pentagon job as domestic violence reports emerge

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..

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Another Secretary Departs Trump Administration [Video]Another Secretary Departs Trump Administration

According to Reuters, the Trump administration is about to lose another top figure. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn his nomination to run the Defense Department. Shanahan has..

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U.S., Iran say they don't want war [Video]U.S., Iran say they don't want war

Concerns about a confrontation between Iran and the United States have grown, but both sides say they have no interest in a war. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Trump Says He Didn't Ask Shanahan To Withdraw [Video]Trump Says He Didn't Ask Shanahan To Withdraw

Reuters reports U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday that he did not ask Patrick Shanahan, the former acting defense secretary, to withdraw from consideration to be confirmed as..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:34Published

Patrick Shanahan Will Step Down As Acting Defense Secretary [Video]Patrick Shanahan Will Step Down As Acting Defense Secretary

According to Reuters, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will step down. Shanahan will also withdraw his nomination as the Secretary of Defense. Shanahan, a former executive at Boeing, has..

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Patrick Shanahan Is Out At Defense Department [Video]Patrick Shanahan Is Out At Defense Department

According to Business Insider, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan withdrew his nomination to head the Defense Department. He will also step down from the post. President Donald Trump has..

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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Decides Not To Go Forward With Confirmation Process [Video]Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Decides Not To Go Forward With Confirmation Process

His last day will be on Friday.

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Shanahan Withdraws From Consideration As Defense Secretary Amid Domestic Violence Reports [Video]Shanahan Withdraws From Consideration As Defense Secretary Amid Domestic Violence Reports

According to Reuters, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced his withdrawal from consideration to head the U.S. military. The announcement comes as reports of domestic violence in his..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:30Published

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Resigns [Video]Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Resigns

CNN reports President Donald Trump said Tuesday that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has "decided not to go forward with his confirmation process." His resignation comes amid reports that..

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McConnell Wants A Confirmed Defense Chief [Video]McConnell Wants A Confirmed Defense Chief

Reuters reports U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that it would be better to have a Senate-confirmed defense secretary than someone serving in an acting capacity. He cited..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:48Published

What We Know About The Additional US Troops Going To The Middle East [Video]What We Know About The Additional US Troops Going To The Middle East

Outgoing acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan has authorized approximately 1,000 additional forces to the area for "defensive purposes."

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Trump: Shanahan Won't Be Permanent Defense Secretary, Mark Esper Will Be Named New Acting Defense Secretary [Video]Trump: Shanahan Won't Be Permanent Defense Secretary, Mark Esper Will Be Named New Acting Defense Secretary

President Trump said Tuesday Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from the confirmation process.

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Making ASEAN’s Case In The Indo-Pacific – Analysis

Almost two years after President Donald Trump outlined the United States’ vision for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific in the APEC CEO Summit in Danang, and three weeks after the U.S. Defense Department..
Eurasia Review - Published

US Sanctions And Turkey’s Purchase Of Russia’s S-400 Air Defense System – Analysis

By Jarod Taylor* (FPRI) — Despite two years of signaling and eight months of rushed bilateral negotiations between the United States and Turkey to forestall Ankara’s purchase of Russia’s S-400..
Eurasia Review - Published

New Pentagon leadership to be in hands of Senate soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper is expected to soon be formally nominated to lead the Pentagon, setting off a complicated leadership replacement shuffle at the highest levels of..
Seattle Times - Published

Court backs freeze on Pentagon money for Donald Trump's border wall

*San Diego:* An appeals court on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump's ability to make good on a signature campaign..
Mid-Day - Published

Trump at Fourth of July Celebration: ‘We Are One People … All Made by the Same Almighty God’

President Trump, acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper and chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford applaud as military aircraft fly over, during the ceremony in front of the Lincoln..
CNSNews.com - Published

1998 Law Complicates Esper's Pentagon Nomination

A Clinton-era law is throwing a wrinkle into Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper's position at the Pentagon, as the Senate has until the end of the month to get him confirmed.
Newsmax - Published

U.S. gets no commitment from NATO for help on Iran threat

NATO allies gave the U.S. no firm commitments that they will participate in a global effort to secure international waterways against threats from Iran, acting Defense Secretary Mark…
Japan Today - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Interim Pentagon chief on global stage amid Iran crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — With barely one day on the job, Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper is heading to Europe to try to persuade reluctant and increasingly wary NATO allies to work with the Trump..
Seattle Times - Published

Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper sends first memo to troops as Pentagon boss

On his first day on the job as the new acting secretary of defense, Mark Esper on Monday sent a memorandum to all Pentagon employees, laying out the Defense Department’s “path forward.”
FOXNews.com - Published

Mark Esper is the new acting Defense Secretary

Mark Esper is the acting Defense Secretary replacing Patrick Shanahan?
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •RTTNews

Nowhere Near Shangri-La: Southeast Asia In The US-China Rivalry – OpEd

At the last 18th Shangri-La Dialogue, Singapore Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong gave a prescient analysis of where his country and, in large part, the rest of Southeast Asia stand in the..
Eurasia Review - Published

Trump To Tap Army Secretary Mark Esper As Defense Secretary

trump to tap army secretary mark esper as defense secretary
Watch VideoPresident Donald Trump will nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper as the next defense secretary.  Esper fought in the Gulf War, and eventually became a defense industry lobbyist. He's been..
Newsy - Published

Trump nominates Mark Esper as next Secretary of Defense

Esper takes over as acting Defense Secretary on Monday following the resignation of Patrick Shanahan
DNA - Published Also reported by •CBS News

WH: Trump Plans to Nominate Mark Esper Pentagon Chief

President Donald Trump said on Friday he intends to nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper to be secretary of defense, the White House said in a statement.Esper takes over as acting defense secretary on..
Newsmax - Published

Ex-Ranger Ryan McCarthy To Take Over as Army Secretary

Army Secretary Mark Esper is set to become acting defense secretary starting next week, meaning his deputy, former Army Ranger Ryan McCarthy, will assume his duties on Monday, Stars and Stripes..
Newsmax - Published

Pentagon is without a chief as US faces many global threats

Amid all that, and more, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down this week and the man tapped to replace him on an interim basis appears to face legal hurdles that could initially..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

US Confirms Iran Shot Down An American Military Drone

us confirms iran shot down an american military drone
Watch VideoIranian and U.S. officials both confirmed Thursday that Iranian forces shot down an unmanned U.S. military drone. In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Lieutenant Gen. Joseph..
Newsy - Published

With Patrick Shanahan, Donald Trump again fails his promise on stocking 'best people'

Trump announced the acting Defense secretary's resignation an hour after USA TODAY published an account of family domestic violence: Our view
USATODAY.com - Published

Incoming Pentagon chief will attend NATO meeting in Brussels next week

U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper, who becomes the acting defense secretary on Monday, will travel to Brussels next week for a meeting of NATO defense ministers, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Why the acting Defense secretary may have to sit out Turkey missile talks


Politico - Published

Why Trump's White House Seems To Be Having So Much Trouble With The Vetting Process

NPR's Ari speaks with David Gergen, a former adviser to four presidents, who is currently with CNN and Harvard Kennedy School, about the vetting process for acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.
NPR - Published

Trump says he's draining the swamp as he's filling his Cabinet with ex-lobbyists

Incoming Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper's ethics agreement allows him to continue to receive deferred compensation from Raytheon
CBS News - Published

Patrick Shanahan’s turbulent six months

patrick shanahan’s turbulent six months
Acting Defense Secretary presided over the final defeat of ISIS, a crises with Iran aand Turkey and creation of a new ‘Space force’.
Jerusalem Post - Published

Citing family strife, Shanahan withdraws as Pentagon nominee

WASHINGTON — After months of unexplained delays, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a “painful” family..
Seattle Times - Published

AP Top Stories June 19 A

Here's the latest for Wednesday June 19th: Trump officially begins re-election campaign; Protests outside Trump rally; Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan steps down; Phoenix holds community..
USATODAY.com - Published

Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper as defence secretary; US President tweets, says he'll do a 'fantastic job'

President Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper for new Defense Secretary, who is currently serving as the Army Secretary. Esper spent more than a decade in the Army, including serving in the..
Firstpost - Published

Shanahan pulls out of Pentagon job as reports emerge of family violence

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan abandoned his quest for the top Pentagon job on Tuesday as reports emerged of domestic violence in his family, plunging the leadership of the U.S. military..
Reuters India - Published

White House reacts to Patrick Shanahan withdrawing as Defense Secretary nominee

The White House knew about a violent domestic dispute between members of outgoing Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's family that derailed his expected nomination to become the permanent..
CBS News - Published

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