Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks on Feb. 14 about the situation in the Persian Gulf region at the Pentagon. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Shanahan will not move forward with the confirmation process to be Defense Secretary. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks on Feb. 14 about the situation in the Persian Gulf region at the Pentagon. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Shanahan will not move forward with the confirmation process to be Defense Secretary. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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