‘[Patrick] Shanahan is certainly outmatched by Bolton and Pompeo,’ said Ilan Goldenberg, who is now at the Centre for a New American Security. Photo: AFP

Can Donald Trump’s untested Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan handle the Iran hawks?

  • Shanahan had held no government posts before joining the Pentagon nearly two years ago
  • He risks being overpowered in internal debates by national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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‘[Patrick] Shanahan is certainly outmatched by Bolton and Pompeo,’ said Ilan Goldenberg, who is now at the Centre for a New American Security. Photo: AFP
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