In writing about the chances Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has in being confirmed if nominated, Jamie McIntyre’s “Daily on Defense” for February 21 includes statements from Lexington Institute’s COO, Loren Thompson. “Shanahan is a gifted engineer and problem solver. The president likes him, and the president’s inner circle of policy advisers prefer a Pentagon head who does not have strong ideological or geopolitical convictions. Based on his performance at Boeing, I think Shanahan can run a tight ship at the Pentagon while getting along with the president. And if the president nominates him, all of the GOP senators will likely support him for confirmation, including Inhofe,” he said.
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