Shanahan withdraws from consideration to be US defence secretary

Shanahan withdraws from consideration to be US defence secretary
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The man US President Donald Trump wanted as his Pentagon chief is dropping out because of controversy over his domestic circumstances.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is abandoning the confirmation process because of new reports about his family’s history of domestic violence.
Although Trump has named his replacement, it comes at a time of turbulence for the US’s engagement with the Middle East.

Al Jazeera’s Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington, DC.

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