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'We need Turkey to buy the Patriot' missile defense system: acting Pentagon chief

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday he wants Turkey to remain in the F-35 fighter jet program, but added that Ankara needed to buy the Patriot missile defense system as..
Reuters India - Published

Pentagon authorizes $1 billion for Trump's border wall

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said on Monday he had authorized $1 billion to build part of the wall sought by President Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border.
IndiaTimes - Published

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Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall [Video]Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used. Zachary..

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Acting Pentagon chief makes unannounced visit to Baghdad [Video]Acting Pentagon chief makes unannounced visit to Baghdad

The acting head of the U.S. Defense Department, Patrick Shanahan, made a surprise visit to Iraq on Tuesday. Baghdad has found itself in a difficult position torn between two close allies: the United..

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Afghan Peace Talks 'Encouraging,' Acting Pentagon Chief Says [Video]Afghan Peace Talks 'Encouraging,' Acting Pentagon Chief Says

According to Reuters, acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that he was encouraged by U.S. peace talks with Afghan Taliban insurgents but added he had not yet been tasked with planning a..

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Pentagon tells Congress of projects that could be hit to pay for wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting Pentagon Chief Patrick Shanahan said on Monday he had provided Congress with a list of projects from the military construction budget that could be cut back in order to..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

U.S. acting Pentagon chief focused on de-escalating India-Pakistan tensions

Acting U.S. Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan is focused on de-escalating tensions between India and Pakistan and urged them both to avoid further military action, the Pentagon said on Wednesday,..
Reuters India - Published

Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

By Idrees Ali ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Acting Pentagon chief says committed to defeating IS, but allies sceptical

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Friday the United States was committed to defeating Islamic State in the Middle East and beyond, but officials said European allies were sceptical..
Reuters India - Published

Acting Pentagon chief backs NATO, despite Trump's past criticism

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday that he backed a strong NATO, a move likely to calm allies nervous about Washington's commitment to the alliance after his predecessor..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. won't pull out of Afghanistan alone: acting Pentagon chief

Any potential U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will not be done alone but with other allies, U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday.
Reuters India - Published

Acting Pentagon chief makes surprise Baghdad visit; trip comes after Donald Trump's comment on US troops draws flak

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan made an unannounced visit to the Iraqi capital for talks on the sensitive issue of a continued US troop presence after Washington withdraws from neighbouring..
Firstpost - Published

U.S. allies look for clues on acting Pentagon chief in European debut

U.S. allies will use the opportunity of Patrick Shanahan's first NATO ministers meeting this week to see whether the acting defense secretary will be as supportive of the military alliance as his..
Reuters India - Published

Acting Pentagon chief reassures Iraqis after anger over Trump remarks

By Idrees Ali BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Acting U.S. defence chief Patrick Shanahan told Iraqi leaders that Washington understood its forces were in Iraq at Baghdad's invitation, aiming to steady relations..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Acting Pentagon chief makes surprise Baghdad visit

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan made an unannounced visit to the Iraqi capital on Tuesday for talks on the sensitive issue of a continued US troop presence after Washington withdraws from..
IndiaTimes - Published

Acting Pentagon chief visits Baghdad to support Iraq, discuss Syria withdrawal

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for an unannounced visit during which he said he would stress the importance of Iraqi sovereignty and broach the issue of..
Reuters India - Published

Acting Pentagon chief supports Kabul role in peace talks

Acting U.S. Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday it was important for the Afghan government to be included in talks to end the country's 17-year war, an involvement that the Taliban has so..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Acting Pentagon chief makes first Afghanistan trip before next round of peace talks

Acting U.S. defence secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived in Afghanistan on Monday on his first trip in the role and said it was important the Afghan government is involved in talks, from which it has so..
Reuters India - Published

Afghan peace talks 'encouraging,' acting Pentagon chief says

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday he was encouraged by U.S. peace talks with Afghan Taliban insurgents but added he had not yet been tasked with planning a full withdrawal..
Reuters India - Published

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