United States Secretary of Defense

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said Adm. William Moran's decision to retire instead was prompted by a poor judgement professional relationship.
The Senate Armed Services Committee had to postpone a confirmation hearing it had tentatively scheduled for Tuesday June 18, Yahoo News reported Monday.
“That’s clear. It’s a violation of law," said the former defense secretary.
Patrick Shanahan, the Pentagon's acting chief, allegedly touted his former employer while disparaging competitors.
Shanahan said he has a great deal of discretion in deciding how to use the authorities granted to him by Trump's declaration Friday of a national emergency.
Brown led the Pentagon as it modernized weapons and improved communications and intelligence systems.
The former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan appeared to quash rumors that he will succeed Jim Mattis as secretary of defense.
Mattis was forced out of his job early after his resignation letter angered President Donald Trump.
“Patrick has a long list of accomplishments," President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday. "He will be great!"
He accelerated his plan to leave by around two months after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced his own departure.
The Senate majority leader offered a rare public expression of disagreement with President Donald Trump.
Marco Rubio says the defense secretary's decision makes it clear the country is headed toward "a series of grave policy errors."
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is leaving his post in February, citing conflicting views with President Donald Trump.
The retired general had split with the president on issues including torture, Russia and transgender service members.
The meeting with Kim Jong Un "was all about show," the former defense secretary said.
By Danny Sjursen This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a
Defense Secretary nominee Gen. James Mattis declined to disavow his past comments that women in combat and openly serving gay members of the armed services harm the military.
Defense Secretary nominee Gen. James Mattis declined to disavow his past comments that women in combat and openly serving gay members of the armed services harm the military.
Trump's nuclear weapons position is incoherent. But the furor is largely misdirected.