ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019
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(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The withdrawal of acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan from confirmation due to reports of a history of domestic violence at the time of growing tensions between the US & Iran examined; details given from his statement about his family's past trauma, the "Washington Post" report on the Shanahan family, including a fight between his wife & son Will. [President TRUMP - defends Pat.] [TRUMP - defends the vetting process.] The new nominee Army Secretary Mark Esper% named. The big Pentagon positions that are unfilled & Shanahan's recent approval of a thousand more US troops in the Middle East discussed.
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