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After Trump remarks, Army chief defends top brass
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Defense Secretary Won't Prop Up Trump's Claim About Beirut Explosion
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Pentagon details troop withdraw from Germany
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Sources Say Trump Is Fuming Over Esper's Ban Of Confederate Flag On US Military Bases
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Not Waving But Drowning? Esper Struggles To Keep Trump From Endangering America
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US military to pit fighter pilot against AI-controlled jet in actual dogfightFollowing a recent virtual dogfight between an artificial intelligence program and an F-16 fighting Falcon pilot, the Pentagon is raising the stakes and will pit an AI-controlled jet against a fighter..
Defense Sec. speaks at WWII surrender anniversaryUS Defense Secretary Mark Esper paid tribute to World War II veterans and urged continued international cooperation during a ceremony in Hawaii Wednesday to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of..
Military Surveillance Planes Didn’t Spy on Protesters, Pentagon Report FindsBut the Air Force’s inspector general concluded that National Guard officials failed to obtain prior approval from Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper to use the planes.
House holds hearing on Russian bounty intelligence reportsDefense Secretary Mark Esper testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss intelligence reports alleging Russia may have paid the Taliban to kill U.S. troops. John Gans, the director..
Trump and Mark Esper's clash over Lebanon comes amid signals the Defense secretary's tenure may be cut shortSpeculation on the fate of Defense Secretary Mark Esper has intensified after a summer filled with clashes. Esper's successor may already be in place.
Defense Secretary Esper says Beirut blast likely an accident, breaking with TrumpAn accident was the likely cause of the explosion in Beirut, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday, contradicting the statement made by President Trump on Tuesday that the blast that killed at..
Transatlantic ties in worse shape as two sides go through discords, mistrustWashington has unveiled its plan this week to withdraw 11,900 troops out of Germany, as part of a sweeping troop re-organization that has brought condemnation from both parties in the U.S. Congress, as..
US, Australia open talks focused on ChinaShares The United States and Australia on Monday opened top-level talks in which they are expected to seek a common front amid soaring tensions between Washington and Beijing. US Secretary of State..
US defense secretary to visit Indonesia amid increased tension with ChinaShares With the United States renewing its campaign against China in the Indo-Pacific theater, Defense Secretary Mark Esper expressed his intention to visit Indonesia to strengthen the cooperation..
India-US naval drill shows ability to project power with allies, says US defence secretaryUS defence secretary Mark Esper said America was “closely monitoring” the India-China stand-off and the disengagement process on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). In his virtual address to the..
US monitoring situation between India and China 'very closely': Esper
US defense secretary says he plans to visit China this yearWASHINGTON: US defense secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday he plans to visit China this year, as Washington takes a tougher stance against Beijing in the disputed . Esper said he had spoken to his..
Trump’s Defense Secretary Moves to Shed His ‘Yes Man’ ReputationMagazine Politics Trump’s Defense Secretary Moves to Shed His ‘Yes Man’ Reputation After a year of being overshadowed by others, Mark Esper is trying to prove he’s not a pushover. Most..
Defense Secretary Mark Esper bans Confederate flags from military bases, rejects 'divisive symbols'Esper listed appropriate flags including state flags, the POW/MIA flag, and military service flags. The Confederate flag was absent from the list.
Rajnath discusses security situation with US counterpart amidst border row with ChinaDefence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday briefed his American counterpart Mark Esper on the latest developments in the over two-month troop confrontation with China, which has seen India deploy..
Rajnath calls on US couterpart Esper, discusses LAC rowDefence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday briefed his American counterpart Mark Esper on the latest developments in the over two-month troop confrontation with China, which has seen India deploy..
Esper defends using National Guard during protestsTestifying on Capitol Hill, defense chief Mark Esper defended using National Guard soldiers to support law enforcement agencies in handling civil unrest triggered by the killing of George Floyd. (July..
Pentagon leaders face grilling on use of military in unrestWASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's top leaders are going before Congress for the first time in months to face a long list of controversies, including their differences with President Donald Trump over..
U.S. Senator to block military promotions until assurances on former White House aideSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth said on Thursday that she..
Pentagon considers ban on Confederate symbols at all military facilitiesDefense Secretary Mark Esper is considering a ban on Confederate imagery at all military facilities. The Navy and Marine Corps already have such bans.
Defense Secretary Will Assess How to Promote More Minorities in MilitaryMark T. Esper’s announcement comes as the military is working through issues on race that reflect the larger forces sweeping the country.
Pentagon official who questioned Ukraine aid freeze resignsPentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker, who was reported to have questioned the suspension of U.S. military aid to Ukraine, a key element in the inquiry leading to President Donald Trump's impeachment,..
Pentagon chief orders review of National Guard's response to protestsU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has ordered a review of the National Guard's response to recent protests over police brutality and racism, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
Defence secretary against deploying military to quell unrest in US citiesDonald Trump's own defence secretary said yesterday that he was against deploying active duty troops to counter protesters, just days after the US president suggested deployment. Mark Esper, the head..
Mark Esper Breaks With Trump on Using Troops Against ProtestorsMark Esper’s comments reflected the turmoil within the military over President Trump, who has said he could put active-duty troops on the streets to perform law enforcement functions.
George Floyd protests: Don't deploy active duty American troops to battle AmericansDonald Trump treats the Pentagon like a pawn, and Defense Secretary Mark Esper is right to 'not support invoking the Insurrection Act': Our view
U.S. defense chief opposes deploying troops to quell protests, despite Trump threatsU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty forces to quell civil unrest for now, despite President Donald Trump's..
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'I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act': Defense Secretary Esper breaks with Trump on use of troops"The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort," Esper said.
Esper opposes using Insurrection Act for law enforcementDefense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes use of the Insurrection Act, which would allow President Donald Trump to use active-duty military forces for law enforcement duties in containing..
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U.S. shouldn't invoke Insurrection Act, defense secretary saysU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active duty forces to quell civil unrest, a move President Donald Trump threatened to..
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U.S. defense secretary says he doesn't support invoking Insurrection ActU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday that he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active duty forces to quell civil unrest and added that he regretted using the word..
Perils for Pentagon as Trump threatens to militarize response to civil unrest"Battlespace" was the word U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper used to describe protest sites in the United States. The top U.S. general then reinforced that image by appearing in downtown Washington in..
Russia invites U.S. defense secretary to Red Square military paradeRussian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, in a phone call with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, invited him to a military parade in Moscow's Red Square on June 24, the ministry said on Tuesday.
Rajnath Singh discusses border situation with US def secyIndia will need to firmly keep up its guard against China’s creeping cartographic aggression in eastern Ladakh, sources said on Friday, even as defence minister Rajnath Singh briefed his US..
UK, U.S. defence ministers discuss 'disinformation' from Russia, ChinaBritain's defence minister Ben Wallace and his U.S. counterpart Mark Esper discussed the need to tackle disinformation coming from Russia and China on Thursday, the British government said.
US Not Involved in Bizarre Venezuela Coup Attempt, SecDef InsistsDefense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday that the U.S. military and government played no role in the bizarre and failed coup attempt in Venezuela allegedly involving at least two former U.S. Special..
US ramps up rhetoric over China virus responseDefense Secretary Mark Esper slammed the Chinese government Tuesday as the Trump adminstration makes ever louder pronouncements casting blame on China for the COVID-19 pandemic. (May 5)
Taliban not living up to commitments, U.S. Defense Secretary saysU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the Taliban were not living up to their commitments under an agreement signed this year, amid signs the fragile deal is under strain by a..
Italy's Prime Minister says foreign policy hasn't changed: paperItaly's Prime Minister said on Tuesday foreign policy had not shifted after the country received aid for the coronavirus emergency from both China and Russia, in a response to an interview with U.S...
Pentagon chief to 'thoroughly review' Navy inquiry into coronavirus-hit shipU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper will "thoroughly review" the Navy's preliminary inquiry into a coronavirus outbreak aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and then meet with Navy leadership..
U.S. Pentagon chief criticizes China as misleading, opaque on coronavirusU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday he believes China's leaders have been misleading and opaque about the coronavirus outbreak that originated there and does not trust that they are..
U.S. defense secretary says China still withholding information on coronavirusChina is still withholding information related to the coronavirus needed to inform the global response, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a television interview on Wednesday, as he called on..
Unclear how long coronavirus-related restrictions will remain on military: PentagonU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday said he was extending a stop movement order to the U.S. military halting travel and movement abroad and that it was unclear how long coronavirus-related..