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 served in an acting capacity since former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned last year.
He joined the Defense Department as the deputy secretary under Mattis.
President Donald Trump said that Mark Esper will be named as the new acting Defense Secretary.