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Patrick M. Shanahan

Acting United States Secretary of Defense

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Patrick M. Shanahan: Acting United States Secretary of Defense
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.

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Top White House officials brief Congress on Iran

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

Shanahan says after Iran briefing U.S. deployment has deterred attacks

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

Videos for Patrick M. Shanahan

U.S. officials seek to tamp down Trump rhetoric on Iran [Video]U.S. officials seek to tamp down Trump rhetoric on Iran

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,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:00Published

After Iran briefing, Shanahan says U.S. deterred possible attacks [Video]After Iran briefing, Shanahan says U.S. deterred possible attacks

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...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Acting Defense Secretary Says Potential For Iranian Attacks On Americans 'Put On Hold' [Video]Acting Defense Secretary Says Potential For Iranian Attacks On Americans 'Put On Hold'

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Trump Denies Conflict With Foreign Policy Advisors Over Iran Policy [Video]Trump Denies Conflict With Foreign Policy Advisors Over Iran Policy

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, US President Donald Trump denied friction with his foreign policy advisors on Iran, giving statements of support to White House national security advisor..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

President Trump Denies Conflict With Advisors Over Iran Policy [Video]President Trump Denies Conflict With Advisors Over Iran Policy

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, US President Donald Trump denied friction with his foreign policy advisors on Iran, giving statements of support to White House national security advisor..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Trump Told His Defense Secretary He Does Not Want War With Iran [Video]Trump Told His Defense Secretary He Does Not Want War With Iran

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

Acting Defense Secretary Visits Border As Pentagon Works On Long-Term Border Plan [Video]Acting Defense Secretary Visits Border As Pentagon Works On Long-Term Border Plan

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made his second trip to the US Mexico border as the Pentagon looks to develop a long-term plan to support..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Shanahan Heads To Texas As Pentagon Struggles To Deal With Trump's Immigration Policy [Video]Shanahan Heads To Texas As Pentagon Struggles To Deal With Trump's Immigration Policy

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Pentagon to Transfer $1.5 Billion to Border Wall From Afghan Forces [Video]Pentagon to Transfer $1.5 Billion to Border Wall From Afghan Forces

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

U.S. Will U.S. Will "Stick To Diplomacy" With North Korea After Missiles

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Trump To Nominate Patrick Shanahan As Secretary Of Defense [Video]Trump To Nominate Patrick Shanahan As Secretary Of Defense

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

US Officials Say Their Intelligence On Venezuela Is Accurate [Video]US Officials Say Their Intelligence On Venezuela Is Accurate

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...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Cracks appear in bipartisan unity on Venezuela [Video]Cracks appear in bipartisan unity on Venezuela

President Donald Trump’s tough approach to Venezuela has won broad support from both Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Congress, but this rare display of bipartisan consensus is starting to show..

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U.S. Military Not Given Orders to Prepare For War In Venezuela [Video]U.S. Military Not Given Orders to Prepare For War In Venezuela

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

U.S. Says It Has Contingency Plans For Venezuela [Video]U.S. Says It Has Contingency Plans For Venezuela

Reuters reports U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Wednesday the U.S. has done “exhaustive planning” on Venezuela. Shanahan said the government has contingency plans for different..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

NK slams Bolton, calls for Pompeo replacement [Video]NK slams Bolton, calls for Pompeo replacement

North Korea criticized another White House official this week, taking aim at President Trump's U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton just days after Pyongyang said it wanted Secretary of State..

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Pompeo says he's staying, despite N. Korea demand [Video]Pompeo says he's staying, despite N. Korea demand

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..

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US intelligence And North Korean Weapons Testing [Video]US intelligence And North Korean Weapons Testing

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:54Published

North Korea demands Pompeo's removal from talks; U.S. plays down weapons test [Video]North Korea demands Pompeo's removal from talks; U.S. plays down weapons test

North Korea says it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and said he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test..

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Pyongyang's 'test' was 'not a ballistic missile' - Pentagon's Shanahan [Video]Pyongyang's 'test' was 'not a ballistic missile' - Pentagon's Shanahan

The Pentagon confirmed on Thursday that North Korea had conducted some kind of test or launch but appeared to play down concerns. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Trump Admin Ponders Ordering US Military To Build, Run Tent Cities For Migrants [Video]Trump Admin Ponders Ordering US Military To Build, Run Tent Cities For Migrants

President Donald Trump's top national security advisers are considering using the military to build and run "tent city" detention camps for migrants. According to Business Insider, Acting Defense..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

More Troops May Be Sent to the Southern Border [Video]More Troops May Be Sent to the Southern Border

President Trump told reporters Wednesday that he's "going to have to call up more military."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Pentagon Looks To House 5,000 Separated Migrant Children [Video]Pentagon Looks To House 5,000 Separated Migrant Children

Reuters reports the Pentagon will search for potentially housing for up to 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children. Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved a request to identify housing..

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Pentagon Awards Almost $1 Billion to Build New Border Wall [Video]Pentagon Awards Almost $1 Billion to Build New Border Wall

The contracts are for construction projects within the El Paso and Yuma sectors of the border.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Pentagon To Transfer $1 Billion For The U.S.-Mexico Border Wall [Video]Pentagon To Transfer $1 Billion For The U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

 

Potential for Iran attacks 'put on hold,' threats remain: acting Pentagon chief

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

Potential for attacks on Americans in Middle East "put on hold": acting Pentagon chief

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

Trump told U.S. defense chief: no war with Iran: N.Y. Times

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

NYT: White House reviews military plan against Iran

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

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