"China, China, China": New US Defense Secretary Sets Priority
Thursday, January 3, 2019, 7:54 AM
Patrick Shanahan, acting US defense secretary, started his first full day at the Pentagon's helm Wednesday by telling colleagues he sees China as a key priority. "While we are focused on ongoing operations, Acting Secretary Shanahan told the team to remember China, China, China," a defense official said. Patrick Shanahan took the top spot January 1 after Jim Mattis resigned amid disagreements with Trump.