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The Pentagon is reportedly shifting funds from ballistic missile and surveillance plane programs to fund Trump’s border wall

The Pentagon announced Friday it was diverting $US1.5 billion in funds to help fund the construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall. Some of that $US1.5 billion will come from programs such as an intercontinental ballistic missile system and a surveillance plane system, The Washington Post reportedSunday. Documents and Pentagon […]
The Pentagon is reportedly shifting funds from ballistic missile and surveillance plane programs to fund Trump’s border wall
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Trump picks former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan as secretary of defence

The White House announced Thursday afternoon that President Donald Trump intends to select acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan as the new Secretary of Defence. Shanahan has served as the acting defence secretary for five months, an unprecedented stretch for the Pentagon to go without a permanent secretary in wartime. […]
Trump picks former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan as secretary of defence
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Jim Mattis shuts down allegations that Defence Secretary Pat Shanahan pulled strings for Boeing and called Lockheed Martin’s F-35 ‘f—ed up’

Former Defence Secretary Jim Mattis testified he did not observe acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, breaching ethical boundaries while he was in charge at the US Defence Department, according to a report from the Pentagon’s inspector general released on Thursday. One of the allegations against Shanahan […]
Jim Mattis shuts down allegations that Defence Secretary Pat Shanahan pulled strings for Boeing and called Lockheed Martin’s F-35 ‘f—ed up’
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Top Trump officials reportedly discussed whether the US military could build and run ‘tent city’ detention camps for migrants

President Donald Trump’s top national-security advisers discussed whether the military could be used to build and run “tent city” detention camps for migrants, NBC News reported. But the Posse Comitatus Act generally bars the government from using troops to enforce domestic laws. Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan was asked about […]
Top Trump officials reportedly discussed whether the US military could build and run ‘tent city’ detention camps for migrants
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Pentagon chief appears to throw shade at the F-35 in thinly-veiled jab

Acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan seemed to take a thinly-veiled jab at the F-35 during a press briefing Tuesday. Responding to accusations that he is biased towards Boeing, where he worked for three decades, Shanahan stressed that he is focused on performance and making sure the taxpayers get their […]
Pentagon chief appears to throw shade at the F-35 in thinly-veiled jab
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Meet Patrick Shanahan, the former Boeing executive nicknamed ‘Mr. Fix-It’ who’s replacing General James Mattis as Defence secretary

Patrick Shanahan, the deputy defence secretary, will succeed defence secretary James Mattis and serve as acting defence secretary at the Pentagon. Before being appointed as Mattis’ deputy in 2017, Shanahan worked as a Boeing executive for decades. The Washington state native was known throughout Boeing as a problem-solving “Mr. Fix-It.” […]
Meet Patrick Shanahan, the former Boeing executive nicknamed ‘Mr. Fix-It’ who’s replacing General James Mattis as Defence secretary