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:::::Unfortunately, Trump strongly implied that Webb isn't under consideration: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/05/donald-trump-fake-news-jim-webb-being-considered-defense-secretary/] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 15:32, 5 January 2019 (EST)
::::::Shanahan seems publicaly supportive of Trump's immigration policies and stance against China: [https://spacenews.com/new-pentagon-chief-shanahan-urges-focus-on-china-and-great-power-competition/ 1],[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/2/patrick-shanahan-offers-help-on-border-wall-warns-/ 2] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:38, 5 January 2019 (EST)
:::::::Shanahan will not be Defense Secretary, with Army Secretary Mark Esper becoming Acting Defense Secretary -- he also appears to hold tough-on-China positions, which is good: [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/18/trump-announces-patrick-shanahan-will-not-become-next-secretary-defense/ 1],[https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mark-esper-acting-secretary-of-defense 2],[https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/new-acting-defense-secretary-mark-esper-is-bad-news-for-china 3],[https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/with-new-pentagon-chief-mark-esper-pompeo-gains-an-ally-in-west-point-classmate 4],[https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-places-army-secretary-in-charge-of-pentagon-after-shanahan-withdraws-from-consideration_2968520.html 5],[https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-esper-newsmaker/with-esper-pentagon-inherits-an-army-veteran-long-focused-on-china-idUSKCN1TJ30U 6],[https://www.apnews.com/2c2cd806bff0422289e5fa05e1a4bd6d 7],[https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/24/mark-esper-pentagon-army-team-white-house/ 8] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 21:38, 18 June 2019 (EDT)
:::::::More on Esper -- he appears to support Trump's DoD deployment on the border but doesn't particularly support the transgender ban: [https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/18/new-acting-pentagon-chief-1538146] --[[User:1990'sguy|1990'sguy]] ([[User talk:1990'sguy|talk]]) 23:33, 18 June 2019 (EDT)
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