December 29, 2018

New Defense Secretary was Boeing official

Alternet -Patrick Shanahan, the man who will become acting Secretary of Defense on Jan. 1, is best known in Washington circles for the decades he spent employed with one of America’s most powerful defense contractors — Boeing.

His most recent position there was as Boeing’s senior vice president of supply chain and operations, and he had also served on previous occasions as vice president and general manager of t

When Shanahan was being confirmed for his current position as Deputy Secretary of Defense, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., expressed concern about Shanahan’s background.

“I have to have confidence that the fox is not going to be put back into the henhouse,” McCain told Shanahan.

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