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Pentagon: 2,100 more troops headed to U.S.-Mexico border in Texas

pentagon: 2,100 more troops headed to u.s.-mexico border in texas
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2019 An additional 2,100 troops, including 1,100 active-duty service members and 1,000 Texas National Guard soldiers, will be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border "in the next..
Terra Daily - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

U.S. defense secretary authorizes military deployment to Saudi Arabia

This is a developing story...
Haaretz - Published

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Sen. Warren's attack on Defense Secretary nominee Mark Esper backfires [Video]Sen. Warren's attack on Defense Secretary nominee Mark Esper backfires

Sen. Elizabeth Warren grilling Defense Secretary nominee Mark Esper

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Senate Committee To Hold Hearing On Mark Esper As Defense Secretary [Video]Senate Committee To Hold Hearing On Mark Esper As Defense Secretary

Acting Secretary Mark Esper will have to step down for a day before he's confirmed.

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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,..

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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,..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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.

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Esper arrives for first day at Pentagon [Video]Esper arrives for first day at Pentagon

U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived for his first day of work at the Pentagon on Monday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Trump To Tap Army Secretary Mark Esper As Defense Secretary [Video]Trump To Tap Army Secretary Mark Esper As Defense Secretary

Esper can't be acting defense secretary while he's going through confirmation. Someone else will have to step in during that process.

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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..

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Trump Nominates Mark Esper To Be Secretary Of Defense [Video]Trump Nominates Mark Esper To Be Secretary Of Defense

President Trump will reportedly nominate Mark Esper to be the next defense secretary.

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Prosecutors Counter Roger Stone's Allegations [Video]Prosecutors Counter Roger Stone's Allegations

In a court filing Roger Stone, long time Trump ally, made allegations against the Federal Government. Stone claims that investigators looking in to the hacking of the DNC in 2016 relied on a private..

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Acting defense Secretary Shanahan set to resign [Video]Acting defense Secretary Shanahan set to resign

According to Reuters, the acting Secretary of Defense will leave the post ahead of his Senate confirmation.

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Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Set To Resign [Video]Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Set To Resign

According to Reuters, the acting Secretary of Defense will leave the post ahead of his Senate confirmation. Instead of taking the helm at the Defense Department, acting Defense Secretary Patrick..

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Russia tells U.S. to stop provoking Iran [Video]Russia tells U.S. to stop provoking Iran

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told the United States to drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East and..

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Russia Tells U.S. To Stop Provoking Iran [Video]Russia Tells U.S. To Stop Provoking Iran

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told the United States to drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East and..

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McConnell wants a confirmed defense chief [Video]McConnell wants a confirmed defense chief

Reuters reports U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that it would be better to have a Senate-confirmed defense secretary than someone serving in an acting capacity. He cited..

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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..

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Acting defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan resigns [Video]Acting defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan resigns

CNN reports President Donald Trump said Tuesday that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has "decided not to go forward with his confirmation process." His resignation comes amid reports that..

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Trump says he didn't ask Shanahan to withdraw [Video]Trump says he didn't ask Shanahan to withdraw

Reuters reports U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday that he did not ask Patrick Shanahan, the former acting defense secretary, to withdraw from consideration to be confirmed as..

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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.

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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..

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The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East [Video]The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East

MIDDLE EAST — The Pentagon is set to send 1,000 additional soldiers to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, CNN reports. In a statement from the U.S. Department of Defense, Acting..

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Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Resigns, Will Not Seek Confirmation [Video]Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Resigns, Will Not Seek Confirmation

Shanahan says he won't seek confirmation as secretary of defense after past domestic violence incidents involving his family were made public.

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U.S. authorizes deployment of troops, resources to Saudi Arabia

The acting U.S. defense secretary has authorized the deployment of U.S. military personnel and resources to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Friday, adding the move would provide "an additional..
Reuters - Published

Democrats Have Tough Questions For Esper, Nominee To Head The Pentagon

Army Secretary Mark Esper is hoping to be confirmed by the Senate to be defense secretary. At his confirmation hearing, he faced tough questions about his years as a top defense contractor lobbyist.
NPR - Published

Senate committee approves Trump pick Esper for Defense Secretary

The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the nomination of Mark Esper to be the new U.S. Secretary of Defense on Thursday.
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Newsy

Acting defense secretary testifies on border conditions at House panel

Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan is testifying before the House Oversight Committee about detention centers at the border
CBS News - Published

Pentagon Sending Additional Troops To Southern Border

pentagon sending additional troops to southern border
Watch VideoThe U.S. is sending more than 2,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as part of President Donald Trump's tough stance on immigration. Defense Department spokesman Major Chris Mitchell..
Newsy - Published Also reported by •FOXNews.com

U.S. Sending 2,100 More Troops To Mexico Border To Support Security Staff

u.s. sending 2,100 more troops to mexico border to support security staff
The U.S. Department of Defense will send 2,100 troops to the Mexican border, to bolster the 4,500 military personnel already there, Russia Today reports. The move comes amid Democratic Party criticism..
WorldNews - Published

Trump denies wanting Iran regime change

President Donald Trump says he’s not intent on toppling Iran’s regime to stop it acquiring nuclear arms. His nominee for defense secretary Mark Esper says the US ‘needs to get back on the..
Deutsche Welle - Published

Defense Secretary nominee Esper grilled over contractor ties in heated confirmation hearing

Mark Esper, who took over the role of Acting Secretary of Defense after former Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down in June, faced tense moments in front of the Senate Armed Services..
FOXNews.com - Published

‘I Swore An Oath’: Defense Secretary Nominee Defends Lobbying Background

His response to Warren's demands: 'No, Senator, I will not'
Daily Caller - 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 Also reported by •Reuters India

Warren rips Defense secretary nominee over his Raytheon ties


Politico - 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

Making ASEAN’s Case In The Indo-Pacific – Analysis

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

The China-Philippines Maritime Incident: A Sad Episode All Around – Analysis

On 9 June, there was a collision between two fishing boats in the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)– one a Chinese People’s Republic of China –flagged vessel and one a..
Eurasia Review - Published

Esper formally nominated to be defense secretary by White House

Mark Esper was formally nominated to the position of defense secretary by the White House on Monday, a role he has been carrying out in an acting capacity since last month.
Reuters - 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

US Sanctions And Turkey’s Purchase Of Russia’s S-400 Air Defense System – Analysis

By Jarod Taylor* (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

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 Also reported by •Reuters India

Pentagon in its longest-ever stretch of leadership limbo

When he resigned as defense secretary last December, Jim Mattis thought it might take two months to install a successor. That...
Deseret News - Published Also reported by •Japan TodayIndiaTimesSeattle Times

Senate committee sets Tuesday hearing on Pentagon leadership

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Armed Services Committee has scheduled a hearing Tuesday on Mark Esper’s expected nomination as defense secretary. The committee says it’s “pre-nomination..
Seattle Times - Published

New Pentagon leadership to be in hands of Senate soon

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

Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defense secretary released on bail in Easter attacks case

Sri Lanka's police chief and former defense secretary were released on bail on Tuesday, a week after they were arrested over allegations that they failed to prevent the Easter Day bomb attacks that..
Reuters - Published

Philippines To Probe US Report Of Chinese Missile Test In South China Sea

By Jojo Rinoza and Richel V. Umel Manila will investigate what U.S. officials described as a “disturbing” report that Beijing had tested anti-ship ballistic missiles in the disputed South China..
Eurasia Review - Published

US-Iran Standoff: How SCO Can Avert It? – Analysis

Given the history of hostile relations and the current US-Iran standoff, the bilateral relations may be characterised in term of antagonism, exchange of threats/warnings, imposition of sanctions,..
Eurasia Review - Published

Court backs freeze on Pentagon money for Donald Trump's border wall

*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

Trump at Fourth of July Celebration: ‘We Are One People … All Made by the Same Almighty God’

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

Senior Sri Lanka officials ordered detained over bombing

*Colombo:* A Sri Lankan magistrate ordered the detention of the country's suspended police chief and its former defense secretary on Wednesday, a day after they were arrested for alleged negligence..
Mid-Day - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Former Clinton Defense Secretary’s Takedown of Trump’s Politicized July 4th Plans: ‘It Is Not His Military, These Are Not His Generals’

Former Republican Senator and Defense Secretary William Cohen sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s overtly militarized and politicized plans for the capital’s Independence Day celebration,..
Mediaite - Published

1998 Law Complicates Esper's Pentagon Nomination

A Clinton-era law is throwing a wrinkle into Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper's position at the Pentagon, as the Senate has until the end of the month to get him confirmed.
Newsmax - Published

Joining MEMRI - Lt.-Gen. Vincent R. Stewart, Outgoing Deputy Commander Of U.S. Cyber Command And Former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Director

joining memri - lt.-gen. vincent r. stewart, outgoing deputy commander of u.s. cyber command and former defense intelligence agency (dia) director
*WASHINGTON, DC / ACCESSWIRE / July 3, 2019 /* In April, Lt.-Gen. Vincent R. Stewart, recently retired from his post as Deputy Commander of the United States Cyber Command, joined MEMRI headquarters in..
Accesswire - Published

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