Donald Trump Picks Former Boeing Executive Patrick Shanahan For Defence Secretary
Friday, May 10, 2019, 8:16 AM
President Donald Trump intends to nominate acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan to remain in the top Pentagon job, the White House said Thursday, placing a relatively low-profile and soft-spoken former Boeing executive atop the military at a time of mounting tension abroad. Patrick Shanahan said in a statement that he was honored by Trump's announcement.
"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.