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United States/Region: Raytheon recusal for new defence secretary

President Donald Trump is expected to nominate acting defence secretary (since 24 June) Mark Esper to the job in a permanent capacity. Esper has succeeded acting secretary Patrick Shanahan, who withdrew his name from consideration. Even before Shanahan was chosen Esper – who has been serving as army secretary since 2017 – had been seen as a strong candidate.

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