Acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan speaks at the Pentagon in January. Photo: TNS

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan steps aside after ‘painful’ domestic abuse incidents surface

  • Announcement comes after reports on an argument between Shanahan and his then wife in 2010 and a son’s arrest for beating her with a baseball bat in 2011
  • Trump says he will name Secretary of the Army Mark Esper as new acting defence secretary
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Acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan speaks at the Pentagon in January. Photo: TNS
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