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Deputy Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan appointed acting Pentagon chief

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posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 11:24 AM
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President Donald Trump has said Deputy Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan will take the job of Defence Secretary on January 1st undercutting Mattis's date of departure by 2 months.

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!
twitter.com...


Yeah but for how long.

edit on 23-12-2018 by gortex because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Seven months.



posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: gortex

This is a ridiculous choice! The man has as much military experience as trump!! trumps ignorance never ceases to amaze me. Just when I think he can't do anything more stupid, he goes and tops it!



posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 11:30 AM
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a reply to: iplay1up2

Lot of sec defs have had zero clue when it comes to the military.



posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: iplay1up2

The new British Secretary of Defence has no military experience either , there were eyebrows raised when he was appointed.



posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 11:38 AM
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A non military man for Secretary of Defense. What could possibly go wrong?

They should love him over at the Pentagon...
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posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: iplay1up2

Lot of sec defs have had zero clue when it comes to the military.


McNamara, Rumsfeld, Hagel, Pennetta, Gates and many more all were in the military.
Ash Carter was not, but he was an expert on National Security.

The vast majority of Secretaries of defense were in the military.
edit on 23-12-2018 by iplay1up2 because: Grammer



posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 11:54 AM
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Can't wait to hear all the "Constitutional crisis" people talk about this temporary appointment too.



posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 11:55 AM
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The below sums up the choice pretty succinctly:



Mr. Shanahan, who, like Mr. Mattis, is from Washington State, is a former Boeing executive. Aides say that Mr. Trump likes him in part because he often tells the president that he is correct to complain about the expense of defense systems.



posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 11:59 AM
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originally posted by: iplay1up2
a reply to: gortex

This is a ridiculous choice! The man has as much military experience as trump!! trumps ignorance never ceases to amaze me. Just when I think he can't do anything more stupid, he goes and tops it!



Well, he WAS the Secretary and Treasurer, American Helicopter Society!



posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
Can't wait to hear all the "Constitutional crisis" people talk about this temporary appointment too.


Everybody in the Trump administration is temporary , this we have learnt.



posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 12:06 PM
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originally posted by: gortex

originally posted by: projectvxn
Can't wait to hear all the "Constitutional crisis" people talk about this temporary appointment too.


Everybody in the Trump administration is temporary , this we have learnt.


Everybody in EVERY administration is temporary, this history has proven.



posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 12:13 PM
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originally posted by: gortex

originally posted by: projectvxn
Can't wait to hear all the "Constitutional crisis" people talk about this temporary appointment too.


Everybody in the Trump administration is temporary , this we have learnt.
Can't step up, you're out.

Don't see the big deal you leftist make.



posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 12:15 PM
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So? Do what the boss says or find the door.

Time to bring troops home.



posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 12:17 PM
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Maybe the position was highly suggested by that giant floating pyramid?.

Duh, duh, duh, duh du, de, doo (xfiles music)




posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 12:20 PM
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a reply to: Arnie123




Can't step up, you're out.

Don't agree with the Donald , you're out.



Don't see the big deal you leftist make.

Ah , I'm a Leftist again , few days ago I was called a Right Wing nut job (prob not those words) , why does everybody have to be pigeonholed ?

The revolving White House door is a thing not imagination.



posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: gortex

This is why we have civilian authority over the military.



posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 12:25 PM
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Don't agree with the Donald , you're out.


That's exactly how it works. For every president.

If you're going to apply one standard to Trump and not the others, at least check and see if Trump is doing anything new. I assure you he isn't.



posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: gortex

This is why we have civilian authority over the military.


Sure but military leadership of the military seems sensible to me.



posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 12:26 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Arnie123




Can't step up, you're out.

Don't agree with the Donald , you're out.



Don't see the big deal you leftist make.

Ah , I'm a Leftist again , few days ago I was called a Right Wing nut job (prob not those words) , why does everybody have to be pigeonholed ?

The revolving White House door is a thing not imagination.


It's rough these days talking politics. If you are in the middle and evaluate things by their real impact and identify the truth and falacies using wisdom you are slammed as a lefty or righty by both sides.


The people on the far left or far right are not wise, they are stuck in their beliefs and use ad hominum tactics to slam people to keep them in line with their beliefs. You are either with us or against us is a stupid philosophy but it used on many issues country wide and to a less extent world wide.




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