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US Defense Secretary: Iranian threats 'on hold'

Patrick Shanahan says deployment of US military weaponry prevented potential attacks by Iran or its proxies in the Middle East.

US Defense Secretary: Iranian threats 'on hold'

Trump tells aides he's uninterested in war with Iran

US President reportedly informed acting Defense Secretary he does not want to see the US go to war with Iran.

Trump tells aides he's uninterested in war with Iran

Updated US plan would send thousands of troops to Middle East

US Defense Secretary presents updated plan that would send as many as 120,000 troops to Middle East in case of escalation with Iran.

Updated US plan would send thousands of troops to Middle East

US deploying Patriot missiles to Middle East

Acting US Defense Secretary approves deployment of Patriot missiles to the Middle East amid growing threat from Iran.

US deploying Patriot missiles to Middle East

Trump to nominate Patrick Shanahan as Defense Secretary

Shanahan has been serving as Acting Secretary of Defense since Jim Mattis stepped down.

Trump to nominate Patrick Shanahan as Defense Secretary

US: There's a 'credible threat' by Iran

Acting US Defense Secretary says deployment of bomber to Middle East was approved because of "indications of a credible threat" by Iran.

US: There's a 'credible threat' by Iran

US: North Korean test was not of a ballistic missile

Acting US Defense Secretary says weapons test announced by North Korea was not of a ballistic missile.

US: North Korean test was not of a ballistic missile