In this Jan. 28 photo, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan speaks with the media as he waits for the arrival of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon in Washington. President Donald Trump said he will nominate Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

In this Jan. 28 photo, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan speaks with the media as he waits for the arrival of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Pentagon in Washington. President Donald Trump said he will nominate Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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