The Trump administration is beefing up troop levels at the U.S.-Mexico border, with the new acting defense secretary, Richard Spencer, on Tuesday approving a Department of Homeland Security request for.. FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times
Watch VideoThe Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday to potentially confirm acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper and give him the permanent title.
President Donald Trump.. Newsy - Published
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday he had withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military as reports of domestic violence in his family surfaced, stoking uncertainty about..
Almost two years after President Donald Trump outlined the United States’ vision for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific in the APEC CEO Summit in Danang, and three weeks after the U.S. Defense Department.. Eurasia Review - Published
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(FPRI) — Despite two years of signaling and eight months of rushed bilateral negotiations between the United States and Turkey to forestall Ankara’s purchase of Russia’s S-400.. Eurasia Review - Published
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper is expected to soon be formally nominated to lead the Pentagon, setting off a complicated leadership replacement shuffle at the highest levels of.. Seattle Times - Published
*San Diego:* An appeals court on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump's ability to make good on a signature campaign.. Mid-Day - Published
President Trump, acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper and chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford applaud as military aircraft fly over, during the ceremony in front of the Lincoln.. CNSNews.com - Published
NATO allies gave the U.S. no firm commitments that they will participate in a global effort to secure international waterways against threats from Iran, acting Defense Secretary Mark… Japan Today - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes
WASHINGTON (AP) — With barely one day on the job, Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper is heading to Europe to try to persuade reluctant and increasingly wary NATO allies to work with the Trump.. Seattle Times - Published
On his first day on the job as the new acting secretary of defense, Mark Esper on Monday sent a memorandum to all Pentagon employees, laying out the Defense Department’s “path forward.” FOXNews.com - Published
At the last 18th Shangri-La Dialogue, Singapore Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong gave a prescient analysis of where his country and, in large part, the rest of Southeast Asia stand in the.. Eurasia Review - Published
Watch VideoPresident Donald Trump will nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper as the next defense secretary.
Esper fought in the Gulf War, and eventually became a defense industry lobbyist. He's been.. Newsy - Published
President Donald Trump said on Friday he intends to nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper to be secretary of defense, the White House said in a statement.Esper takes over as acting defense secretary on.. Newsmax - Published
Army Secretary Mark Esper is set to become acting defense secretary starting next week, meaning his deputy, former Army Ranger Ryan McCarthy, will assume his duties on Monday, Stars and Stripes.. Newsmax - Published
Amid all that, and more, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down this week and the man tapped to replace him on an interim basis appears to face legal hurdles that could initially.. IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •WorldNews
Watch VideoIranian and U.S. officials both confirmed Thursday that Iranian forces shot down an unmanned U.S. military drone.
In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Lieutenant Gen. Joseph.. Newsy - Published
U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper, who becomes the acting defense secretary on Monday, will travel to Brussels next week for a meeting of NATO defense ministers, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
NPR's Ari speaks with David Gergen, a former adviser to four presidents, who is currently with CNN and Harvard Kennedy School, about the vetting process for acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. NPR - Published
WASHINGTON — After months of unexplained delays, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a “painful” family.. Seattle Times - Published
President Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper for new Defense Secretary, who is currently serving as the Army Secretary. Esper spent more than a decade in the Army, including serving in the.. Firstpost - Published
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan abandoned his quest for the top Pentagon job on Tuesday as reports emerged of domestic violence in his family, plunging the leadership of the U.S. military.. Reuters India - Published
The White House knew about a violent domestic dispute between members of outgoing Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's family that derailed his expected nomination to become the permanent.. CBS News - Published