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Trump to replace defence secretary Jim Mattis with deputy Shanahan on Jan 1

Shanahan will assume the title of Acting Secretary of Defense starting January 1, 2019

AFP/PTI  |  Washington 

Threats from Russia, China 'growing'; US must be prepared for war: Mattis
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis. Photo: Reuters

on Sunday announced he would replace with his deputy Patrick Shanahan, days after the outgoing Pentagon chief quit while citing key policy differences with the US president.

"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," the Republican leader tweeted, accelerating Mattis's planned departure by two months.

"Patrick has a long list of accomplishments while serving as Deputy, & previously Boeing.
 

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First Published: Sun, December 23 2018. 22:50 IST
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