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American politician and corporate executive, Acting Secretary of Defense since 2019

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Mark Esper: American politician and corporate executive, Acting Secretary of Defense since 2019
Mark Thomas Esper is a former American corporate executive and military veteran serving as acting United States secretary of defense. He served as the 23rd United States secretary of the Army from 2017 to 2019. Prior to his current position, he served as vice president of government relations at Raytheon, a major U.S. defense contractor. During his time at Raytheon, Esper was recognized as a top corporate lobbyist by The Hill in 2015 and in 2016.

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No Questions About U.S. Wars in Defense Chief’s Confirmation Hearing

Mark. T. Esper spent the hourslong hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee mostly discussing military challenges from Iran, China and Russia.
NYTimes.com - Published

Democrat Warren slams Trump's defense nominee, citing ethics concerns

Democratic Senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday clashed with Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. defense secretary, saying he should be not be confirmed to the..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Mark Esper

Pentagon Delays Press Briefing On Turkey Accepting Missile System From Russia [Video]Pentagon Delays Press Briefing On Turkey Accepting Missile System From Russia

The Pentagon has indefinitely postponed a press briefing on Turkey accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system. The briefing was supposed to take place earlier on Friday, July 12,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

U.S. Defense Chief Looks To Rally NATO As Tensions With Iran Simmer [Video]U.S. Defense Chief Looks To Rally NATO As Tensions With Iran Simmer

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, acting US Defense Secretary Mark Esper appealed to NATO allies to publicly denounce Iran's hostile actions and consider participating in an evolving plan..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

New Pentagon Chief Wants To Win NATO Allies' Support On Iran [Video]New Pentagon Chief Wants To Win NATO Allies' Support On Iran

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he hoped to recruit support from NATO allies. The support would be for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and “open the door to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Shanahan fist bumps his way out of the Pentagon [Video]Shanahan fist bumps his way out of the Pentagon

Patrick Shanahan’s last day at the Pentagon is marked with a 'clap-out' on the river entrance steps after the acting U.S. defense secretary stepped down in wake of domestic violence reports. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Trump says he did not ask Shanahan to withdraw [Video]Trump says he did not ask Shanahan to withdraw

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he did not ask Patrick Shanahan, the acting defense secretary, to withdraw from consideration to be defense secretary. Trump said he would likely..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Patrick Shanahan Will Step Down As Acting Defense Secretary [Video]Patrick Shanahan Will Step Down As Acting Defense Secretary

According to Reuters, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will step down. Shanahan will also withdraw his nomination as the Secretary of Defense. Shanahan, a former executive at Boeing, has..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Patrick Shanahan Is Out At Defense Department [Video]Patrick Shanahan Is Out At Defense Department

According to Business Insider, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan withdrew his nomination to head the Defense Department. He will also step down from the post. President Donald Trump has..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Shanahan Withdraws From Consideration As Defense Secretary Amid Domestic Violence Reports [Video]Shanahan Withdraws From Consideration As Defense Secretary Amid Domestic Violence Reports

According to Reuters, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced his withdrawal from consideration to head the U.S. military. The announcement comes as reports of domestic violence in his..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

 

Defense nominee Mark Esper focuses on modernization, takes fire from Elizabeth Warren

Pentagon nominee Mark Esper said the U.S. military must balance threats from Russia and China with hot spots like Iran and North Korea.
USATODAY.com - Published

Senate holds confirmation hearing for DoD's Mark Esper

Esper could be confirmed to his new role as early as Thursday
CBS News - Published

White House nominates new Pentagon defense secretary

white house nominates new pentagon defense secretary
WASHINGTON, July 15 (Xinhua) -- The White House formally nominated Mark Esper as the secretary of defense on Monday as it struggles to fill the top Pentagon post that has been vacant for...
WorldNews - Published

Trump officially nominates Mark Esper as next defense secretary

Mark Esper has been acting secretary since Patrick Shanahan resigned in June after USA TODAY and others revealed his turbulent divorce and family life.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pentagon chief to speak with Turkish counterpart, position on F-35 unchanged

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that the United States had not changed its position on Turkey's role in the F-35 program if they accepted a Russian missile defense system and he..
Reuters - Published

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