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Trump to cut troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq
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Trump fires Defense Secretary Esper
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Our relations with India go beyond political parties: US State Dept Spokesperson
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Aiming missiles, drones: How new US pact helps India against China in Ladakh
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PM Modi meets Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper
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'We stand shoulder-to-shoulder in support of free, open Indo-Pacific for all': Mark Esper
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Strengthened our defence, security partnership over past year: Defence Secy Mark Esper
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India, US economies suffered losses, trying to revive industries: Rajnath Singh
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Lot to discuss to co-operate amid COVID-19 pandemic: Mike Pompeo
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India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue underway at Delhi's Hyderabad House
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Infantry Day: Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper pay tribute at National War Memorial
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Rajnath Singh meets US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper
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Watch: Donald Trump's top ministers in India for 2+2 talks amid China tension
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US Secretary of Defence inspects Guard of Honor at Delhi's South block
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Trump fires defense secretary as he heads into "lame duck" periodPresident Trump is shaking up his Cabinet by firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper the week after the election. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe, CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion and..
Trump Fires Mark Esper, His Defense SecretaryMark T. Esper broke with President Trump in June over sending active-duty military troops to control demonstrations against police brutality.
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President Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper after contentious tenureTrump fired Defense Secretary Monday days after his election loss to Joe Biden and following a series of clashes between Esper and Trump over the withdrawal of U.S. forces from key bases abroad,..
A Trump Victory May Push His Defense Secretary Out an Open DoorMark Esper’s strained relationship with President Trump, since he balked at using active-duty troops to quell civil unrest, may result in Mr. Trump choosing his fourth defense secretary if he keeps..
Israeli defense chief, Esper discuss military edgeIsraeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz arrived at the Pentagon for talks with his U.S. counterpart on maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge in the Middle East. (Sept. 22)
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..
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.
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 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.
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..
'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 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..
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..
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.
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 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..
Exclusive: Inside Trump's standoff with South Korea over defense costsWhen U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper rang his South Korean counterpart this week, he pressed for a deal quickly on defense cost-sharing that President Donald Trump expects will translate into much..
Pentagon chief accepts acting Navy Secretary's resignationU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that he had accepted Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly's resignation.
U.S. defense chief backs Navy ouster amid report captain has coronavirusU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper defended the Navy's controversial decision to remove the commander of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, who was reported on Sunday to have tested positive for..
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper: Converted NYC convention center will be 'largest hospital in the United States'Defense Secretary Mark Esper said more than 1,100 doctors, nurses and other medical personnel will be sent to New York City to help treat patients.
U.S. Defense chief backs Navy decision to oust U.S. ship commanderU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday defended the U.S. Navy's controversial decision to remove the commander of a coronavirus-stricken U.S. aircraft carrier, saying it was a "tough call" but..
Defense Secretary Esper backed firing of carrier captain CrozierU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper backed the Navy's firing of the commander of a coronavirus-striken aircraft carrier, the Pentagon said on Friday, amid a backlash from Democrats in Congress as well as..
Pentagon says coronavirus outbreak on carrier doesn't warrant evacuationU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday it was not time to evacuate a U.S. aircraft carrier reeling from an outbreak of coronavirus, adding that he had not read in detail a letter from the..
Exclusive: Pentagon orders halt overseas movement for U.S. military over coronavirusDefense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a stop movement order to the U.S. military halting travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the..
U.S. military to send field hospitals to New York, SeattleThe U.S. military is preparing to deploy field hospitals to New York and Seattle, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday, as he acknowledged for the first time that the global coronavirus pandemic..
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As coronavirus spreads, U.S. defense secretary separated from deputyU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has started keeping himself and his staff physically separated from his deputy's team as one of the precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from impacting..
Trump gives Pentagon authority for potential response after deadly Iraq attackU.S. President Donald Trump has given the Pentagon the authority to potentially respond to Wednesday's rocket attack by Iran-backed militia in Iraq that killed two American troops and a British service..
Pentagon chief says all options on table after Iraq rocket attackU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday that all options were on the table after a rocket attack in Iraq killed one British and two American troops, an attack he said was by Iranian-backed..