Patrick Shanahan

Questions Swirling Around Amazon Contract Complicate Acting Defense Secretary’s Future

Serious questions surrounding a high-value Pentagon contract, worth $10 billion and geared to be granted to web giant Amazon, could complicate Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan’s chances of confirmation by the U.S. Senate into a permanent position atop the Department of Defense should President Donald Trump follow through with nominating him for the post.

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Report: U.S. to Halt Large-Scale Military Exercises with South Korea

Two U.S. defense officials told NBC News on Friday that Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, the two annual large-scale joint military exercises with South Korea, will no longer be held. President Donald Trump has complained about the high cost of the exercises and reportedly believes ending them will reduce tensions with North Korea.

The Associated Press

Trump Moves 250 Active Duty Troops to Texas Border

The Department of Defense is moving 250 active duty military personnel to the Texas border in response to the arrival of Central American migrants near Eagle Pass. The troops are being moved from assignments in Arizona.

US marines place barbed wire atop fencing along the United States-Mexico border in San Ysidro, California, on November 9, 2018. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker / AFP) (Photo credit should read SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP/Getty Images)