Immediate Release

Statement From Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan on State of the Union Address

Feb. 5, 2019

Attributed to Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan: 

"In his State of Union address tonight, President Trump reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to support our troops and to protect American national security interests at home and abroad. Under President Trump's leadership, we are focused on the full implementation of the National Defense Strategy: increasing lethality, strengthening alliances and partnerships, and reforming the way we do business."