Patrick Shanahan withdraws from consideration to be US defence secretary
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the US military, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, stoking uncertainty about the leadership of the Pentagon at a moment of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.
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...
According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told the United States to drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East and..