Archiv: Patrick Shanahan

12.02.2019 - 04:31 [ Al Jazeera ]

Acting Pentagon chief: no orders to withdraw from Afghanistan

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan says there is no order to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan and the Afghan government should participate in peace talks with the Taliban, in remarks on a surprise trip to Afghanistan on Monday.

Shanahan met the US commander and troops and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the unannounced one-day visit, his first in his new role.

Reports that Donald Trump, president of the United States wants to withdraw about half of the estimated 14,000 US forces in Afghanistan, has raised concerns among Afghan and regional officials about the effect it might have on security in the country.

01.01.2019 - 03:18 [ The Washington Times ]

Shanahan begins as Pentagon ‚CEO‘: ‚Doesn’t have the moral and ethical constraints that Mattis has‘

Defense Department officials said the formal hand-off, done via phone call, took place just before the calendar turned to 2019.

In addition to the time-consuming role as budget point man, Mr. Shanahan also helped get the Pentagon’s first full audit in decades past the finish line. He’s taken the lead role in coordinating a host of competing — and occasionally feuding — interests across the military services in planning and implementing Mr. Trump’s new Space Force.

01.01.2019 - 02:33 [ Reuters ]

As Mattis exits, he tells U.S. military to keep ‚faith in our country‘

Mattis, a retired Marine general who has often shied from the spotlight, did not have any sort of departure ceremony when he left the Pentagon, leaving his farewell memo as his final public remarks as defense secretary. Historically, departing secretaries have had a major ceremony.

25.12.2018 - 19:32 [ ]

Who is Patrick Shanahan? Deputy defense secretary stepping up to replace Jim Mattis is a former Boeing executive nicknamed ‚Mr Fix-It‘

He earned the titled after being crediteed for getting the 787 Dreamliner on track after production problems in the program’s early years.

After holding senior positions in the 767 program and managing the 757 program he was awarded the position of vice president and general manager of Boeing’s Rotorcraft Systems in Philadelphia.

Shanahan also headed up U.S. Army Aviation programs, which included Boeing’s ballistic-missile defence program.

23.12.2018 - 20:04 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

I am pleased to announce that our very talented Deputy Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, will assume the title of Acting Secretary of Defense starting January 1, 2019. Patrick has a long list of accomplishments while serving as Deputy, & previously Boeing. He will be great!

23.12.2018 - 20:03 [ New York Times ]

Trump, Angry Over Mattis’s Rebuke, Removes Him 2 Months Early

President Trump said on Sunday that he would remove Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who issued a stinging rebuke of the president when he announced his resignation last week, from his post by Jan. 1, two months before he had planned to depart.