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Defense Secretary Won't Prop Up Trump's Claim About Beirut Explosion
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Pentagon details troop withdraw from Germany
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Sources Say Trump Is Fuming Over Esper's Ban Of Confederate Flag On US Military Bases
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Not Waving But Drowning? Esper Struggles To Keep Trump From Endangering America
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India-US naval cooperation committed to support free Indo-Pacific: US Defence Secretary
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Defense Department Nixes Display Of Confederate Flag On Military Installations
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Milley, Esper push review of Confederacy symbols
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National Guard 'did not advance' on crowd at Lafayette Park: Esper
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India-US naval drill shows ability to project power with allies, says US defence secretaryUS defence secretary Mark Esper said America was “closely monitoring” the India-China stand-off and the disengagement process on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). In his virtual address to the..
US monitoring situation between India and China 'very closely': Esper
Rajnath discusses security situation with US counterpart amidst border row with ChinaDefence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday briefed his American counterpart Mark Esper on the latest developments in the over two-month troop confrontation with China, which has seen India deploy..
Rajnath calls on US couterpart Esper, discusses LAC rowDefence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday briefed his American counterpart Mark Esper on the latest developments in the over two-month troop confrontation with China, which has seen India deploy..
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..
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..
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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.
Rajnath Singh discusses border situation with US def secyIndia will need to firmly keep up its guard against China’s creeping cartographic aggression in eastern Ladakh, sources said on Friday, even as defence minister Rajnath Singh briefed his US..
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.
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...
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..
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..
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..
China defense minister discusses coronavirus with U.S.Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe discussed the coronavirus situation in China with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday in a telephone call, China's defense ministry said.
Taliban accord hopeful moment but road ahead not easy: Pentagon chiefU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that the United States would remain committed to Afghan security forces and while the signing of a historic accord between Washington and the Taliban..
Pentagon chief lands in Afghanistan ahead of U.S., Taliban dealU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Kabul on Saturday, in a move officials and experts said was aimed at reassuring the Afghan government about the United States' commitment to the country..
U.S.-Taliban have negotiated 'proposal' for seven day reduction in violence: Pentagon chiefU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday that the United States and the Taliban had negotiated a proposal for a seven-day reduction in violence.
Landmines important tool U.S. troops need: Pentagon chiefU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that landmines were an important tool that U.S. forces needed, as President Donald Trump's administration is expected to relax Obama-era restrictions on..
U.S. seeks Iraqi nod to bring in air defenses after Iran attackThe United States is trying to secure permission from Iraq to take Patriot missile defenses into the country to better defend U.S. forces after Iran's Jan. 8 missile attack, which wounded 50 American..
Pentagon chief defends Trump after traumatic brain injury commentsU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday defended President Donald Trump's response to American troops being diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries from Iran's missile strike, saying he cared..
U.S. will not completely withdraw forces from Africa: Pentagon chiefU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday that the United States would not be removing all its forces from Africa, as he carries out a global troop review meant to free up more resources to..
China a '21st century surveillance state,' U.S. defense chief saysU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that China's Communist Party had created a surveillance state that uses artificial intelligence to repress Muslim minorities and pro-democracy..
Pentagon could start global troop rebalance this year, Esper saysU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper suggested on Thursday he could be ready to start a highly anticipated global force repositioning this year as part of an effort to refocus the Pentagon on challenges..
Pentagon chief says no specific evidence Iran was plotting to attack four U.S. embassiesU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday said he did not see specific evidence from intelligence officials that Iran was planning to attack four U.S. embassies, an assertion made by President Donald..
Lot at stake in West Asia, seek peace, India tells US, JapanDefence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday told his US and Japanese counterparts, Mark Esper and Taro Kono, that India was firmly in favour of de-escalation in the ongoing tensions between the US and..
Rajnath talks to US, Japanese counterparts, says India wants peace in Middle EastDefence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday told his US and Japanese counterparts, Mark Esper and Taro Kono, that India was firmly in favour of de-escalation in the ongoing tensions between the US and..
Pompeo, Esper arrive at White House after Iran attack on Iraqi baseU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived at the White House late on Tuesday after Iran fired missiles on at least two Iraqi air bases hosting U.S.-led coalition..
U.S. should expect some form of Iranian retaliation: PentagonThe United States should expect that Iran will retaliate over the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday.
No Iraqi request to withdraw U.S. forces, Pentagon saysU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he hadn't received a request from Iraq to withdraw U.S. troops from the country and noted that an Iraqi parliamentary resolution requesting a pullout..
Iranian commander was planning attack within days: EsperU.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Tuesday it was "more than fair to say" the attack that Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was planning was to be executed in days rather than..
U.S. ready to finish any war started with Iran: Defense SecretaryU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday the United States wants to de-escalate tensions with Iran, but the country is ready to finish any war that could be started.
Saudi deputy defense minister met Esper, discussed ongoing military cooperation: tweetSaudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman, said in a tweet on Tuesday he met U.S. Secretary of defense Mark Esper and discussed mutual challenges faced by both countries.
Pentagon chief denies U.S. is leaving Iraq; slain commander mourned by Tehran throngsThe United States has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday, following reports by Reuters and other media of an American military letter informing Iraqi..
Pentagon says will not break law of war, despite Trump threatU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper strongly suggested on Monday that the U.S. military would not violate the laws of armed conflict by striking Iranian cultural sites, a move threatened by President..
Pentagon chief denies U.S. leaving Iraq; Tehran crowds mourn commanderThe United States has no plans to pull American troops out of Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday, following reports by Reuters and other media of a U.S. military letter informing Iraq..
Bahrain Crown Prince speaks with U.S. Defense Secretary: BNABahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa discussed by phone on Monday with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper the importance of maintaining regional security and stability, state news agency..
U.S. defense secretary cancels vacation amid Iran crisisU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has canceled plans to take personal leave later in January amid rising tension with Iran, U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday.
U.S. sees signs Iran or proxies may be planning more attacks: Pentagon chiefU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday there were indications Iran or forces it backs may be planning additional attacks, warning that the "game has changed" and it was possible the United..
Indications Iran, forces it backs may be planning attacks: EsperU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday that there were indications that Iran or the forces that it backs may be planning additional attacks.
U.S. defense secretary urges North Korea to negotiate on denuclearizationU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday said the United States still sees a political agreement on denuclearization as the best path forward on North Korea, but that American forces remained..
U.S. deploying 750 soldiers after protest at U.S. Embassy in Iraq: Pentagon chiefThe United States is immediately deploying about 750 soldiers to the Middle East in response to the violent protests at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday.
Additional forces being sent to U.S. embassy in Baghdad: Pentagon chiefU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the United States was sending additional forces to its embassy in Baghdad, and called on the Iraqi government to help protect American personnel.
Pentagon chief hopeful for restarting diplomacy with North Korea, but stands readyU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that he remains hopeful the United States can restart diplomacy with North Korea, as the clock ticks down to North Korea's declared year-end deadline..