Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan will **NOT** be nominated as Secretary of Defense, and will leave his post this Friday according to an announcement from the White House. Instead, Secretary of the Army, Mark Esper, will be nominated for Secretary of Defense.
Sources tell me President Trump is building a wartime Cabinet and Shanahan was not in the mold that Trump feels he will need.
This move constitutes a significant shake-up at the Department of Defense and in the National Security Council.
In simple terms, some people have explained today's move to me this way:
Shanahan = Boeing
Esper = Raytheon
Those same sources described a similar shakeup in the UK:
"Wartime cabinet. The same reason May resigned. UK will install a wartime PM."
The Skuttlebutt (Rumor Mill) in the halls of power goes something like this:
1. Iran attacks, US blasts Tehran.
2. US fed up, takes out Iran nuke plants.
3. Terrorism attacks on US soil?
4. Something totally unexpected?
PS: AND Kissinger was at Pentagon today.
Despite US protestations that they do not want a war with Iran, all the signs and moves taking place seem to indicate the exact opposite.
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