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Pentagon confirms it is weighing sending more troops to Middle East

"What we're looking at is: Are there things that we can do to enhance force protection in the Middle East?" Shanahan said. "It may involve sending additional troops." But Shanahan, in remarks to reporters outside the Pentagon, dismissed reports suggesting specific numbers of troops were being considered at this point, saying: "As soon as there's a change, I'll give you an update." Tensions between Tehran and Washington have been steadily escalating in recent weeks, as U.S. President Donald T...
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Trump Considering Sending More Troops to Middle East to Protect U.S. Forces There

The acting defense secretary, who briefed White House officials on the military options, gave no indication of how many troops are under consideration.
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Shanahan: US could send additional troops to the Middle East

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said the US is considering sending additional troops to the Middle East to "enhance force protection" amid tensions with Iran.
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Shanahan Memo Restricts Info Pentagon Can Give To Congress, Causing Tension

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan sent out a memo earlier this month restricting the information officials at the Pentagon can give congressional members, straining the relationship between the two bodies. According to the Washington Post, there has been bipartisan anger in reaction to the memo, as both Democrats and Republicans insist that a lack of information prevents them from doing their jobs. The memo was reportedly spurred by concerns that congressional members cannot be truste...
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The Latest: Shanahan: US not rushing into Iran confrontation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's Iran policy (all times local):
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$150 million Seal Beach naval project would change the way sea turtles travel to the ocean

NOAA biologist Jeff Seminoff, leader of the Marine Turtle Ecology and Assessment Program, examines the belly of an Eastern Pacific Green Sea Turtle in Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge Seal Beach, CA, on Thursday, May 16, 2019. NOAA set up a net to catch and examine the sea turtles. Photographed under the authority of NMFS ESA Permit number 18238. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) NOAA biologist Jeff Seminoff, leader of the Marine Turtle Ecology and Assessment Program, e...
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Devils’ Top 10 Draft Picks

The New Jersey Devils will be selecting first overall at the NHL Entry Draft one month from now. They’ll either add Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko to their roster, with the hopes of one becoming the next great franchise player. Let’s look back on some draft picks who’ve earned their place in Devils’ history. 10. Petr Sykora (Right Wing) Petr Sykora had a long and productive NHL career (Photo by Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE) Sykora’s NHL career spanned over 15 seasons, with eight of...
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Iran 'threat' has diminished, says US defense secretary

Patrick Shanahan credits US show of forceRemarks appear to be a sign tension is easing This handout picture released by the US navy shows an F/A-18E Super Hornet landing on the flight deck of the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Gulf. Photograph: MC3 Jeff Sherman/AFP/Getty Images The acting US defence secretary has claimed that the alleged threat from Iran has receded as the result of an American show of force in the Middle East. “We’ve put on hold the potential for attacks on Americans,” P...
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U.S. Officials Say Military Moves to Deter Iran Are Working

Lawmakers are divided ahead of intelligence briefings on Capitol Hill focused on rising tensions with Iran and America’s deployments to the Middle East.
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DOD: Iranian Threats ‘Put on Hold’ Thanks to U.S.

The Department of Defense said Tuesday that potential threats from Iran have been "put on hold" thanks to precautionary measures taken by the U.S.“We have put on hold the potential for attacks on Americans,” Acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan said at the Pentagon.The U.S. deployed four B-52 bombers, Patriot air-defense missiles, and the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier-strike group to the Persian Gulf earlier this month amid fears that Iran was transporting short-range ballistic missiles in the...
Tags: News, Iraq, Defense, Department Of Defense, Iran, Pentagon, State Department, Baghdad, Persian Gulf, U S Embassy, Shanahan, Pat Shanahan


Trump Told Defense Head He Doesn’t Want To Go To War With Iran

President Donald Trump told acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan this week that he didn’t want to go to war with Iran, according to a Thursday New York Times report. Despite saber-rattling by Trump administration officials like National Security Adviser John Bolton and State Secretary Mike Pompeo, Trump made it clear to Shanahan that he doesn’t want to escalate conflict with Iran into full-blown war. The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Trump was getting irritated with Bolton a...
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Maple Leafs’ Shanahan Re-Signed: The History of the Shanaplan

With another season in the books, the Toronto Maple Leafs are in for another busy summer. Fortunately, Leafs Nation has one less thing to worry about this summer as Brendan Shanahan will be brought back as the president and an alternate governor. The organization announced that Shanahan has signed a six-year extension that will run through the 2024-25 season. This should come as good news to fans of the Leafs as the arrival of Shanahan was a massive turning point for the organization. Scorch...
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Trump Tells Pentagon Chief He Does Not Want War With Iran

The president’s statement came during a briefing on the rising tensions with Tehran, and officials said he was firm in saying he did not want a military clash.
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Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Shanahan, Marner, Lindgren, Worst Trade

Perhaps the contract extension of Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan, who signed on for six more years (through the 2024-25 season), is the biggest recent news surrounding the club this week. It suggests that the Shana-Plan continues. Related – Maple Leafs: Tavares, Nylander, Franson, Zaitsev & More And, so far so good. Since Shanahan assumed the role of team president in April 2014, the Leafs fell to the bottom of the standings but now have emerged. This resurgence has seen th...
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Leafs president Shanahan signs 6-year extension

Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan has signed a six-year contract extension through 2024-25 after leading a resurgence that has seen the franchise make the playoffs in each of the past three seasons.
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Shanahan Signs 6-Year Extension With Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs are keeping Brendan Shanahan on board for the long-term. The Maple Leaf’s President and Alternate Governor was signed to a six-year contract extension that lasts through the 2024-25 season and will work to continue growing the team as he has since joining them in 2014. Brendan Shanahan. (Joshua Riehl/The Russian Five) Larry Tanenbaum, the Chairman of the Board for MLSE, released the following statement on Shanahan’s extension: On behalf of the MLSE Board of...
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Leafs president Brendan Shanahan signs 6-year extension

Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan has signed a six-year contract extension through 2024-25. Since the Toronto native took on the role with the team in April 2014 - the beginning of the so-called ''Shana-Plan'' - the Leafs bottomed out in the standings before a resurgence that has seen the franchise make the playoffs in each of the past three seasons. Under Shanahan's watch, Toronto hired Kyle Dubas as an assistant general manager in 2014 before adding head coach Mik...
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Trump Says He Would ‘Absolutely’ Send 120K Troops to Middle East in Response to Iranian Aggression

President Trump denied Monday that his administration has devised a plan to deploy as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East in response to Iranian aggression, but admitted that he would be willing to do just that under certain circumstances.The New York Times reported Monday evening that acting secretary of defense Patrick Shanahan presented a plan to top national-security aides last week that called for deploying tens of thousands of troops to the Middle East in the event that Iran attacked...
Tags: News, White House, Iraq, Iran, Syria, New York Times, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Tehran, Times, Trump, U S, Revolutionary Guard Corps, Shanahan, Patrick Shanahan


White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War

The plans call for up to 120,000 American troops but not a land invasion of Iran. They were updated at the request of John R. Bolton, the national security adviser.
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The Latest: Shanahan says troops aim to help secure border

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's visit to the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):
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Pentagon eyes longer-term support on U.S.-Mexico border

Shanahan traveled to McAllen, Texas, to meet with officials and visit a migrant processing facility and Border Patrol station, two days after the White House announced Trump's intention to nominate the former Boeing Co executive as defense secretary. "We're not going to leave until the border is secure," Shanahan told about two dozen border patrol officials as hundreds of detained migrants waited in tents to be processed.  Shanahan was accompanied by another acting secretary, Kevin McAleenan,...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Pentagon, Border Patrol, Trump, Department of Homeland Security DHS, Boeing Co, Shanahan, McAllen Texas, Kevin McAleenan


UPDATE 2-Pentagon eyes longer-term support on U.S.-Mexico border

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made his second trip to the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday as the Pentagon looks to develop a longer-term plan to support President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Shanahan traveled to McAllen, Texas, to meet with officials and visit a migrant processing facility and Border Patrol station, two days after the White House announced Trump's intention to nominate the former Boeing Co executive as defense secretary. "We're not going to leave until...
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Shanahan heads to Texas as Pentagon eyes longer-term support on Mexico border

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will make his second trip to the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday as the Pentagon looks to develop a longer-term plan to support President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Two days after the White House announced Trump's intention to nominate the former Boeing Co executive to be defense secretary, Shanahan is slated to travel to McAllen, Texas, to meet with officials on the border and visit a migrant processing facility and Border Patrol station.
Tags: Texas, News, Mexico, White House, Defense, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Trump, Boeing Co, Shanahan, McAllen Texas, Patrick Shanahan, Acting Defense


Maple Leafs News: Tavares, Dermott, Babcock, Kivihalme & the NHL Draft

This review of Toronto Maple Leafs news isn’t all good news. There are injuries to report; however, there were also more signings and preparations for the NHL Draft. Finally, general manager Kyle Dubas confirmed that Mike Babcock would return to coach the team for at least one more season. Related – Maple Leafs’ Rumors: Babcock, Johnsson, Marner & Moore As the old question goes, “I’ve got good news and bad news. Which do you want to hear first?” Let’s start with the bad news. Item One...
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Before Nominating Shanahan, Trump Assailed Him For Lack Of Progress On Border Wall

While the White House lavished acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan with praise upon announcing his nomination to head the department on Thursday, President Trump reportedly had reservations about the pick, Politico reported. Shanahan was invited to the White House at least twice in the past two weeks to speak with Trump. The acting secretary reportedly expected to be nominated during those meetings, but left both times without an offer. Trump even admonished him in one of the meetings f...
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Trump Picks Shanahan To Permanently Replace Mattis As Defense Secretary

President Trump will nominate acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to the permanent role. Shanahan has spent much of his life working at Boeing before joining the Trump administration in 2017.
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Trump to nominate former Boeing executive as defense secretary

Patrick Shanahan has served in the role in an acting capacity since the departure of former Pentagon chief Jim MattisDonald Trump will nominate Patrick Shanahan, the acting Pentagon chief, as his new defense secretary, the White House announced on Thursday.Shanahan, a former executive at Boeing, has been serving in the role in an acting capacity since the departure of the former defense secretary James Mattis in December. Continue reading...
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Trump to nominate ex-Boeing executive Shanahan for top Pentagon post

By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense, putting an end to months of speculation about the former Boeing executive’s standing in the administration. Shanahan has been leading the Pentagon as acting secretary since Jan. 1, a highly unusual arrangement for arguably the most sensitive Cabinet position. He took over after Jim Mattis resigned. “Acting Secretary Shanahan has proven...
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Trump finally taps Shanahan for Pentagon chief

More than 100 days since Patrick Shanahan assumed the role of acting secretary of defense, the White House announced today that President Trump will nominate the former Boeing executive to permanently fill the position.
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Trump Will Tap Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan To Head Pentagon

President Trump will nominate Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to permanently lead the Defense Department, the White House announced in a statement Thursday. The decision was “based upon his outstanding service to the country and his demonstrated ability to lead,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in the statement. Shanahan — a Trump loyalist who has ties to Boeing — was tapped to lead the department on an interim basis after former Secretary Jim Mattis resigned ...
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