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Pentagon Watchdog to Probe Acting Defense Secretary’s Ties to Boeing

HeadlineMar 21, 2019

The Pentagon’s inspector general has launched a probe into whether acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan unfairly favored the weapons contractor Boeing, where Shanahan spent over three decades as an executive. The inquiry comes a week after the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint alleging Shanahan “praised Boeing in discussions about government contracts, said that Boeing would have done much better than its competitor Lockheed Martin had it been awarded a fighter jet contract, and repeatedly ‘dumped on’ the jet Lockheed produced.” Shanahan’s ties to Boeing face renewed scrutiny after the company’s 737 MAX jets remain grounded worldwide following deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, CNN reports the Justice Department has issued multiple subpoenas seeking information on Boeing’s safety and certification procedures, as well as how the company marketed its 737 aircraft, as part of a criminal investigation.

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