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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan
Archived account of the 33rd Deputy Secretary of Defense, appointed July 19, 2017. Acting Secretary of Defense January 1 - June 23, 2019.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 25
Former Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan’s farewell message to the men and women of the Department.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 17
Replying to @ActingSecDef
4 of 4: We will continue to monitor the situation diligently & make adjustments to force levels as necessary given intelligence reporting & credible threats.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 17
Replying to @ActingSecDef
3 of 4: The United States does not seek conflict with Iran. The action today is being taken to ensure the safety & welfare of our military personnel working throughout the region & to protect our national interests.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 17
Replying to @ActingSecDef
2 of 4: The recent Iranian attacks validate the reliable, credible intelligence we have received on hostile behavior by Iranian forces & their proxy groups that threaten United States personnel & interests across the region.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 17
1 of 4: In response to 's request for add'l forces, & w/the advice of the Chairman & in consultation w/the , I have authorized approx 1,000 add’l troops for defensive purposes to address air, naval, & ground-based threats in the Middle East.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 14
A pleasure to host Portuguese MinDef Cravinho today. With troops in Afghanistan, Poland, Kosovo & beyond, Portugal is a bulwark of global stability. We discussed key issues, like 5G, cybersecurity -- and Portugal’s soccer team . Congrats!
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 14
Today we thank every Soldier, Civilian & Family member who is part of the best equipped, trained, & led Army in history. For 244 years our Soldiers' bravery in combat & dedication to protecting our way of life have been the strength of the Nation in peace & war.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 13
Replying to @SecPompeo
4 of 4: As said earlier today, the focus of the US government is on diplomacy to drive a comprehensive agreement that fosters peace and security.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 13
Replying to @DeptofDefense
3 of 4: While we do not seek conflict, the will defend our forces and our interests around the world. We will safeguard global commerce and defend freedom of navigation.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 13
Replying to @ActingSecDef
2 of 4: Iran’s continued unprovoked attacks in the region are a threat to international security and peace and an assault against freedom of navigation on the open seas.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 13
1 of 4: We applaud the remarkable courage of the crew of the ’s USS Bainbridge in rescuing merchant mariners from a Panamanian ship on fire following the attack in the Gulf of Oman. Our servicemembers are in harm's way protecting international norms & freedoms.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 11
Replying to @ActingSecDef
2 of 2: A deeper, more collaborative Polish-American security partnership is vital to addressing today’s current threats & challenges. We look forward to exploring options to enhance our defense relationship & deepen a friendship underscored by our shared values.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 11
1 of 2: Honored to host Polish Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaszczak today to highlight an increasingly close strategic relationship that is focused on countering threats to peace, prosperity & security in the region.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 10
Replying to @ActingSecDef
2 of 2: This month, he will deservedly become the first living Medal of Honor recipient of the Iraq War. He serves as a symbol of the bravery and selflessness of his generation of war veterans.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 10
1 of 2: Staff Sergeant David Bellavia exhibited remarkable courage in Fallujah on November 10, 2004, when he exposed himself to enemy fire and entered and cleared a house full of insurgents to save members of his platoon. His actions serve as an inspiration to all Americans.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 7
Replying to @ActingSecDef
2 of 2: Our servicemembers will continue to abide by established rules, regulations and nautical norms. We will not allow this type of behavior by any nation to deter us and our allies from free and open use of the seas.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 7
1 of 2: The actions by the crew of the Russian destroyer in the Philippine Sea were reckless and a violation of international norms. Our highly disciplined crew followed proper protocol and avoided what could have been a devastating collision.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 6
Replying to @ActingSecDef
2 of 2: We are forever indebted to them, heroes all, for their inspirational courage, their indomitable spirit and their astonishing will. We remember and honor them today.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 6
1 of 2: 75 years ago today, 156,115 Allied troops knowingly faced the likelihood of death to drop from the sky or land from sea at Normandy. These men would strike a blow that would save the world from tyranny.
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Archive: Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan Jun 4
Replying to @ActingSecDef
2 of 2: The United States is a Pacific Nation; with an empowered network of allies and partners, we will secure the Free and Open Indo Pacific that benefits all.
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