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  For Shanahan, it looks like a rocky road to defense secretary
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Last EditedPA Indy  May 16, 2019 11:15am
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AuthorJoe Gould
News DateThursday, May 16, 2019 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWASHINGTON — Senate Republicans almost certainly have the votes to confirm Patrick Shanahan as the next secretary of defense. But that doesn’t mean the process will be smooth and simple.

Key Democrats are signaling that Shanahan, the acting defense secretary who was informally nominated for the permanent role last week, will face tough questions and possibly significant resistance in what has already been a bumpy path to him taking over the military’s top civilian role.
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