HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper ended an Asia tour Thursday with the same trio of troubles on the Korean peninsula that he found on arrival last week. Together they pose risks.. Seattle Times - Published
Amazon.com's web services unit is challenging a Pentagon decision to award the $10 billion JEDI contract for military cloud services to Microsoft . In a statement, a spokesman for Amazon Web Services..
(CNN) A new biography of former Defense Secretary James Mattis reports President Donald Trump personally got involved in who would win a major $10 billion contract to provide cloud computing services..
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that keeping some U.S. troops in parts of northeastern Syria near oilfields with Syrian Democratic Forces to ensure that the oil did not fall into the..
Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, confirmed during her testimony Wednesday that $35 million in aid to Ukraine has yet to be obligated. The.. CBS News - Published
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he does not regret postponing a U.S.-South Korean military air exercise, even though the gesture was rejected by North Korea as not enough.. Seattle Times - Published
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the United States is providing Vietnam with a surplus American ship for its coast guard. Esper made the announcement during a speech.. Seattle Times - Published
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. defense chief has urged governments affected by China’s sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea “to take a very public posture” and assert their.. Seattle Times - Published
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it won’t consider a U.S. decision to postpone a joint military exercise with South Korea a concession in stalled nuclear diplomacy. Defense Secretary Mark.. Seattle Times - Published
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s ruling party presidential candidate has conceded defeat to rival Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the Indian Ocean island nation’s election. Housing Minister Sajith.. Seattle Times - Published
BANGKOK (AP) — The United States and South Korea are postponing a joint military air exercise that North Korea has criticized as provocative. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and his South Korean.. Seattle Times - Published
· The Pentagon selected Microsoft for JEDI, a contentious $10 billion cloud computing contract, but Amazon isn't giving up without a fight.
· Amazon started the process to protest that decision,.. Business Insider - Published
Amazon Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) is going up against the Pentagon in a challenge to the defense department’s $10 billion decision to award a cloud computing deal to rival Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT). The.. Proactive Investors - Published
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he’s certain that the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly.
Esper.. SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says South Korea is wealthy enough to pay a bigger share of the cost of having U.S. troops on its soil. He was asked at a joint news.. Seattle Times - Published
· Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy reportedly told employees its cloud is 24 months ahead of Microsoft's, "in functionality and maturity."
· Jassy's comments came as he informed employees about.. Business Insider - Published
· Amazon made its first formal action against Microsoft's victory in the battle for a $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract.
· The Pentagon selected Microsoft on Oct. 25 for the contract to move the.. Business Insider - Published
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued new guidelines that will allow athletes attending the nation's military academies to seek waivers to delay their service and play professional sports immediately.. Denver Post - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the civil war-era defense secretary, is considered a hero to many majority Buddhists but the prospect of his winning Saturday's presidential election terrifies some minorities. NPR - Published
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely four months into his tenure, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific. And yet it is the Middle East – most recently a near-war with Iran.. Seattle Times - Published
Jim Mattis resigned in protest in December. Now the former defense secretary is firing back at his former boss a day after the president called him "overrated." Paula Reid reports. CBS News - Published
American forces continued their withdrawal from northern Syria. Defense secretary Mark Esper says they’re headed for Iraq — not home, as President Trump promised. Left behind are America's ally:.. CBS News - Published
U.S. troops that President Trump said were coming home from Syria are instead moving into Iraq. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the soldiers will continue fighting ISIS. He also said that some of.. CBS News - Published
U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony to the U.S. Congress in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper.. Reuters - Published
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper says an Army officer has no reason to fear retribution for testifying before Congress in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Esper was.. Seattle Times - Published
The latest testimony to be released in the impeachment inquiry is from Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Laura Cooper, whose testimony was delayed for several hours recently after the Republican.. Mediaite - Published
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says if elected he'd like to name a woman to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs for the first time as 2020 hopefuls take aim at.. SeattlePI.com - Published
Defense Secretary Mark Esper this week warned of the dangers of China as it vies for global dominance in artificial intelligence (AI) -- including its move to export autonomous military drones to the.. FOXNews.com - Published
This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson interviews Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, and Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to discuss the violent events in.. CBS News - Published
"Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan sits down for an interview with Robert Gates, former defense secretary and CIA director, on the college campus of William & Mary. This is an extended cut of.. CBS News - Published
Former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Robert Gates discusses the Trump administration's strategy for the upcoming summit with North Korea and the impact of exiting the Iran nuclear deal. CBS News - Published