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Patrick Shanahan withdraws from consideration to be US defence secretary

Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the US military, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, stoking uncertainty about the leadership of the Pentagon at a moment of rising tension with Iran.
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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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