Gulf Times - Patrick-Shanahan
Acting Pentagon chief says committed to defeating IS, but allies sceptical

Acting Pentagon chief says committed to defeating IS, but allies sceptical

Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Friday that the United States is committed to defeating Islamic State in the Middle East and beyond, but officials said European allies are sceptical of Washington's pledges.

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrives in Afghanistan

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrives in Afghanistan

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday as the United States leads a push for peace talks with the Taliban.