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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan withdraws nomination amid domestic violence claims

CBS News Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan withdraws nomination amid domestic violence claimsActing Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing from the confirmation process after accusations of domestic violence by his ex-wife. Secretary of the Army Mark Esper will be taking his place. This comes as the Pentagon also announced it will be sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin joined CBSN with more.
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According to Reuters, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced his withdrawal from consideration to head the U.S. military. The announcement comes as reports of domestic violence in his family have surfaced. Shanahan said he made the decision to prevent his three children from reliving...

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