13 Apr '17, 9am

Trump's deputy defense secretary pick hasn't worked in the Pentagon. Is that a problem?

WASHINGTON – If Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan is confirmed as deputy secretary of defense, he will be forced to hit the ground running, inheriting a number of internal projects from an experienced manager of the U.S. defense bureaucracy. Shanahan, who on March 16 was announced as the intended nominee for the number two spot at the Pentagon, has yet to be formally nominated by President Donald Trump. Given the number of congressional priorities, the process for him getting into place will likely take weeks, if not longer. Whenever he does step into the office, he will have big shoes to fill in replacing Bob Work, who has served as deputy since April 2014. Already tied into a number of modernization initiatives, the lack of top political appointees at the Pentagon has led Work, possibly the highest-profile Obama holdover in the Trump administration, to take on additional...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/articles/trumps-deputy-defense...

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