Patrick Michael Shanahan is an American government official serving as acting United States Secretary of Defense since 2019. President Donald Trump appointed Shanahan to the role after the resignation of Retired General James N. Mattis. Shanahan served as Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2017 to 2019. He previously spent 30 years at Boeing in a variety of roles.
Members of the House and Senate received a briefing from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan about growing tensions with Iran. Behnam Ben Taleblu of the.. CBS News - Published
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday after briefing lawmakers on the threat from Iran that the United States had deterred possible attacks by deploying forces to the region. Reuters - Published
U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic,..
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday after briefing lawmakers on the threat from Iran that the United States had deterred possible attacks by deploying forces to the region...
According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that while Iran continues to threaten the region, the potential for attacks on Americans has been 'put on..
According to a report by the New York Times, on Thursday, unidentified administration officials said that US President Donald Trump has told acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan, he does not want..
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will make his second trip to the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday. Shanahan's trip comes against the background of the Pentagon's search for a longer-term plan..
According to Reuters, Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved the transfer of $1.5 billion to build more than 80 miles of barriers on the border with Mexico. The transfer of funds..
Reuters reports acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Thursday that the United States would stick to diplomacy on North Korea. The statement came after Pyongyang fired what appeared to be..
Business Insider reports President Donald Trump plans to nominate Patrick Shanahan as the new secretary of defense. The White House made the announcement on Thursday in a statement, praising Shanahan's..
U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan doesn’t seem worried about U.S. intelligence on Venezuela. Some people are worried of intelligence failure like that after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. U.S...
According to Reuters, the Pentagon on Wednesday appeared to downplay any active preparations to directly intervene in Venezuela to topple President Nicolas Maduro. Hours after U.S. Secretary of State..
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday his diplomatic efforts will continue toward the goal of denuclearization of North Korea, a day after a North Korean official said it no longer wanted..
According to Business Insider, North Korea announced Wednesday evening that it had tested a "new tactical guided weapon," leading to a lot of speculation about what North Korea, a volatile nation known..
According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that he would push ahead with plans to transfer 1 billion dollars to help fund President Donald Trump's..
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday that while threats from Iran in the Middle East remained high, deterrence measures taken by the Pentagon had "put on hold" the potential.. Reuters - Published
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday that while the threat from Iran in the region remains high, the potential for attacks on Americans had been "put on hold." Reuters - Published
U.S. President Donald Trump has told his acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, he does not want to go to war with Iran, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing unidentified administration.. Reuters - Published
The New York Times reports Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has prepared a plan to send 120,000 troops to the Middle East if Iran were to attack the U.S. This comes as the U.S. investigates.. CBS News - Published