A change at the Pentagon — again

June 18, 2019

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Acting US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan is shown standing behind a podium with a microphone, looking to his right.

Acting US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks to the media in Washington, April 2019.

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President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the US military. The announcement comes after the president promised to send additional troops to the Middle East as tensions escalate with Iran. Also, the death of Egypt's Mohammed Morsi recalls his brief but turbulent presidency after the Arab Spring. The World's Sarah Birnbaum reports on the theater production, "We Are Cairo," staged by young Egyptians who are working to make sense of the disappointments of the Arab Spring.

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