Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives at the Pentagon for his first day of work in his new role on Wednesday in Arlington, Virginia. Photo: AFPActing US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives at the Pentagon for his first day of work in his new role on Wednesday in Arlington, Virginia. Photo: AFP
Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives at the Pentagon for his first day of work in his new role on Wednesday in Arlington, Virginia. Photo: AFP

‘China, China, China’: Trump’s new Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan sets US defence priorities

  • Patrick Shanahan tells Pentagon staff to focus on the US National Defence Strategy that highlights the ‘Great Power competition’ with Russia and China
  • The strategy views China as ‘a strategic competitor’ seeking Indo-Pacific regional hegemony and to displace the US in global pre-eminence

Topic |   US-China relations
Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives at the Pentagon for his first day of work in his new role on Wednesday in Arlington, Virginia. Photo: AFPActing US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives at the Pentagon for his first day of work in his new role on Wednesday in Arlington, Virginia. Photo: AFP
Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrives at the Pentagon for his first day of work in his new role on Wednesday in Arlington, Virginia. Photo: AFP
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