Posts tagged as Defense Secretary

Trump’s acting defense secretary under ethics probe over Boeing ties

Thursday, March 21, 2019

An investigation has been launched to determine whether acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan violated ethics rules by promoting products made by his former employer, Boeing, while serving in his current role at the Pentagon, the Defense Department’s inspector general announced Wednesday. Shanahan, who worked at Boeing for more than 30 years prior to taking a job at the Pentagon, has faced accusations of being overly warm toward the company and…

Mattis to step down as Pentagon chief, citing deep differences with Trump

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned Thursday as the Pentagon chief just one day after President Donald Trump abruptly announced he was pulling all American troops out of Syria against the advice of his top national security advisers. Mattis cited differences in views with the president in a resignation letter laced with criticism of Trump’s foreign policy. The letter was distributed by Pentagon officials moments after Trump announced Mattis’ impending “retirement,…