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Defense Secretary Asks FCC To Limit 5G Deployment

Secretary of Defense worries 5G could interfere with GPS technology
Daily Caller - Published

US defense chief ends Asia tour with same troubles, risks

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

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Monday Morning Sprint [Video]Monday Morning Sprint

Four people are dead in California after a mass shooting at a football viewing party.

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U.S., South Korea postpone military drills in bid to bolster N.Korea peace effort [Video]U.S., South Korea postpone military drills in bid to bolster N.Korea peace effort

The United States and South Korea announced on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea, even as Washington denied the move..

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Rajnath Singh meets US Defense Secretary Mark Esper in Bangkok [Video]Rajnath Singh meets US Defense Secretary Mark Esper in Bangkok

Rajnath Singh meets US Defense Secretary Mark Esper in Bangkok

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Amazon challenges Pentagon's cloud award to Microsoft [Video]Amazon challenges Pentagon's cloud award to Microsoft

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday rejected any suggestion of bias in a Pentagon decision to award Microsoft an up to $10 billion cloud computing contract, after Amazon announced plans to..

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Will the Force Be With Amazon? Jim Cramer Weighs in on the JEDI Deal [Video]Will the Force Be With Amazon? Jim Cramer Weighs in on the JEDI Deal

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..

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Amazon challenges Pentagon's cloud award to Microsoft [Video]Amazon challenges Pentagon's cloud award to Microsoft

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday rejected any suggestion of bias in a Pentagon decision to award Microsoft an up to $10 billion cloud computing contract, after Amazon announced plans to..

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Ex-Speechwriter for Defense Secretary Mattis Talks Tensions in Trump White House [Video]Ex-Speechwriter for Defense Secretary Mattis Talks Tensions in Trump White House

Guy Snodgrass' new book *Holding the Line: Inside Trump's Pentagon With Secretary Mattis*, takes a looks at what was going on inside the Trump admin ahead of the defense secretary's departure.

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Pentagon Officials Say They Didn’t Have Same Details That Trump Shared About Al-Baghdadi Raid [Video]Pentagon Officials Say They Didn’t Have Same Details That Trump Shared About Al-Baghdadi Raid

Following a raid that killed an ISIS leader, President Trump provided descriptive details of his death, but top Pentagon officials are unsure where he received that information. Veuer’s Justin..

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James Mattis: President Said To 'Screw Amazon' On Pentagon Contract [Video]James Mattis: President Said To 'Screw Amazon' On Pentagon Contract

(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..

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U.S. to boost troop presence near Syria oil fields [Video]U.S. to boost troop presence near Syria oil fields

The United States will strengthen its military presence in Syria with "mechanized forces" to prevent Islamic State fighters from seizing oil fields and revenue, the U.S. Defense..

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper: US Considering Keeping Some Troops In Syria Near Oil Fields [Video]Defense Secretary Mark Esper: US Considering Keeping Some Troops In Syria Near Oil Fields

Mark Esper held a press conference Friday.

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Jim Mattis Once Put Vice President Mike Pence On Hold [Video]Jim Mattis Once Put Vice President Mike Pence On Hold

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ aid wrote a book revealing Mattis relationship with the White House. The book says Mattis put Vice President Mike Pence on hold as he volunteered at a food bank...

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New Book Reveals Former Defense Secretary's Thoughts On Trump [Video]New Book Reveals Former Defense Secretary's Thoughts On Trump

A new book written by a close aide of former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reveal his thoughts on Trump. The book is called: “ Holding the Line: Inside Trump’s Pentagon with Secretary Mattis,”..

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Jim Mattis Issues Blistering Statement Over Aide's Memoir [Video]Jim Mattis Issues Blistering Statement Over Aide's Memoir

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ office slammed a memoir by one of his former Pentagon aides Wednesday. According to Politico, Gen. Mattis issued a statement saying that he doesn’t plan on..

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Pentagon chief visits Iraq as troops withdraw from Syria [Video]Pentagon chief visits Iraq as troops withdraw from Syria

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday, where he is likely to face questions about how long U.S. troops withdrawing from northeast Syria will stay in Iraq. Rough Cut (no..

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Iraq Military Says U.S. Troops From Syria Can't Stay [Video]Iraq Military Says U.S. Troops From Syria Can't Stay

Iraq's military says U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria do not have permission to stay, contradicting Defense Secretary Mark Esper's earlier comments.

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Pentagon chief mulls keeping some troops in Syria [Video]Pentagon chief mulls keeping some troops in Syria

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..

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Your Morning News Now - 10/21/19 [Video]Your Morning News Now - 10/21/19

Your Morning News Now - 10/21/19

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Esper in Afghanistan as U.S. looks to kickstart Taliban talks [Video]Esper in Afghanistan as U.S. looks to kickstart Taliban talks

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Kabul on Sunday in a bid to bring talks with the Taliban back on track after President Donald Trump abruptly broke off negotiations last month seeking to..

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U.S. Defense Secretary Visits Afghanistan To Restart Peace Talks [Video]U.S. Defense Secretary Visits Afghanistan To Restart Peace Talks

President Trump had cut off negotiations last month after the Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Kabul.

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"I'm the Meryl Streep of generals" -Mattis [Video]"I'm the Meryl Streep of generals" -Mattis

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis called himself "the Meryl Streep of generals" on Thursday (October 17) a day after U.S. President Donald Trump called Mattis "the world's most overrated..

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Mattis Says He’s Honored To Be Named ‘World’s Most Overrated General’ By POTUS [Video]Mattis Says He’s Honored To Be Named ‘World’s Most Overrated General’ By POTUS

Mattis served as Trump's defense secretary until he was unable to convince Trump not to pull the U.S. military out of Syria last year. Though Mattis said he would leave the Department of..

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General Mattis Speaking At Al Smith Dinner [Video]General Mattis Speaking At Al Smith Dinner

The 74th annual Al Smith dinner will be held at the New York Hilton tonight. Former Defense Secretary and retired Marine Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis will deliver the keynote address.

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper Will Not Comply With House Subpoena [Video]Defense Secretary Mark Esper Will Not Comply With House Subpoena

Lawmakers sent a subpoena to Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Oct. 7 seeking documents and information ​as part of the impeachment probe.

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Trump Rages Against 'Overrated' Former Defense Secretary Mattis [Video]Trump Rages Against 'Overrated' Former Defense Secretary Mattis

President Donald Trump belittled former defense secretary Jim Mattis during a chaotic meeting on Syria. According to Business Insider, Trump characterized Mattis on Wednesday as the "world's most..

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Cooper says $35 million in Ukraine aid has yet to be released

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

Esper doesn’t regret delaying drills, despite N. Korea snub

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

Esper says US providing Vietnam with coast guard ship

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

Esper urges ‘very public posture’ on Chinese sea claims

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

N. Korea snubs US move to postpone military drill with South

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

Gotabaya Rajapaksa Wins Sri Lankan Presidential Elections

The former defense secretary, who has been accused of human rights abuses during the country's civil war, campaigned on a platform of stability and national security.
NPR - Published

Former Sri Lankan defense chief wins presidential vote

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

US, S Korea postpone joint exercise criticized by N Korea

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

Here are the power players at Amazon and Microsoft who will play a key role in their battles over the government cloud market, which could be worth $100 billion (AMZN, MSFT)

here are the power players at amazon and microsoft who will play a key role in their battles over the government cloud market, which could be worth $100 billion (amzn, msft)
· 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 fires back at Pentagon decision to award $10 billion JEDI cloud contract to Microsoft

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

South Korea Resists U.S. Pressure to Improve Ties With Japan

Defense Secretary Mark Esper had urged Seoul to reconsider abandoning a military intelligence-sharing deal with Tokyo.
NYTimes.com - Published

Esper defends as fair Pentagon contract disputed by Amazon

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..
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Esper says S Korea wealthy enough to pay more for US troops

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

The CEO of Amazon Web Services told employees that its cloud is ‘24 months ahead of Microsoft in functionality and maturity’ (MSFT, AMZN)

the ceo of amazon web services told employees that its cloud is ‘24 months ahead of microsoft in functionality and maturity’ (msft, amzn)
· 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 just made its first official challenge to Microsoft's $10 billion JEDI cloud contract win over claims of ‘unmistakable bias’ (AMZN, MSFT)

amazon just made its first official challenge to microsoft's $10 billion jedi cloud contract win over claims of ‘unmistakable bias’ (amzn, msft)
· 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

U.S. military academy athletes can now delay service, go pro

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

Sri Lanka's Front-Runner Strikes Fear Among Tamils Who Blame Him For Disappearances

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

Pentagon chief tries to keep Asia in focus with second trip

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

Mattis roasts Trump after being called "overrated"

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 continue withdrawal from northern Syria

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. could leave 200 troops inside Syria with Kurds

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

Vindman should not fear retaliation over Ukraine testimony: Pentagon's Esper

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

Pentagon chief: No penalty for officer in impeachment probe

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

DOD Official Testifies on Withheld Ukraine Aid: Deputies Raised Concerns About ‘How This Could Be Done in a Legal Fashion’

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

APNewsBreak: Buttigieg hopes to name 1st female VA secretary

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

China exporting lethal drones to Middle East, Esper says

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

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calls for a clear strategy on North Korea

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta discusses President Trump's strategy to respond to North Korean provocation.
CBS News - Published

Open: This is "Face the Nation," August 13

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

Full interview: Robert Gates, former defense secretary and CIA director

"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

"That's not the way I would deal with people," former defense secretary Robert Gates says of President Trump

Robert Gates, former secretary of defense and CIA director, sat down with Margaret Brennan for a wide-ranging interview to air Sunday on "Face the Nation."
CBS News - Published

Robert Gates says Trump's "tough talk" got the attention of North Korea

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

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