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Old 18 June 2019, 14:39
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Acting SecDef Shanahan out

Shanahan is being ousted from his position due to some domestic violence issues nearly a decade ago. POTUS announced today. Army Secretary Esper will be his replacement for now.

Very untimely for this to occur as things heat up in the Gulf.
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Old 18 June 2019, 15:03
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It has to be tough:

After the 2010 incident, Shanahan and then-wife Kimberley both told police the other punched them, according to USA Today. Shanahan denied the allegations. "Though my marriage ended in sorrow and disappointment, I never laid a hand on my then-wife and cooperated fully in a thorough law enforcement investigation that resulted in her being charged with assault against me—charges which I had dropped in the interest of my family,” Shanahan told USA Today.

The Washington Post also published a story Tuesday detailing other domestic violence incidents involving Shanahan's family, including how his son was arrested in 2011 after allegedly beating his mother with a baseball bat. The Post said Shanahan defended his son, saying at the time he acted in self-defense. Shanahan told the paper this week that resurfacing the incident “will ruin my son’s life,” while backing away from his original self-defense claim.
The guy had been the deputy since Mattis so why is this an new investigation now? Oh, yeah, FBI....
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