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Warren slams Trump's defense nominee, citing ethics concerns

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's nominee Mark Esper should not be confirmed as U.S. defense secretary because of ethical concerns related to his former..
Reuters India - 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 India - Published

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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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US To Send Approximately 1,000 More Troops To Middle East [Video]US To Send Approximately 1,000 More Troops To Middle East

​Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said he's authorized the deployment "for defensive purposes."

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Pentagon in longest-ever stretch of leadership limbo

When he resigned as US defense secretary last December, Jim Mattis thought it might take two months to install a successor. Seven months later, the US still has no confirmed defense secretary. It's the..
IndiaTimes - 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

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

US gets no commitment from NATO for help on Iran threat

NATO allies gave the US no firm commitments that they will participate in a global effort to secure international waterways against threats from Iran, acting defense secretary Mark Esper said. He said..
IndiaTimes - Published

U.S. defense chief tries to rally NATO allies on Iran as tensions simmer

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper appealed to NATO allies on Thursday to publicly denounce Iran's hostile actions and consider participating in a still-evolving plan to better safeguard..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. tells NATO it wants to avoid war with Iran: diplomats

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told NATO allies on Thursday that Washington did not want to go to war with Iran but also could not tolerate any further incidents, according to allied..
Reuters India - Published

China hopes new Pentagon chief seeks to avoid confrontation

China hopes the new U.S. defence chief will seek to avoid confrontation with China, the defence ministry said on Thursday, in the Chinese military's first official reaction to the appointment of acting..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. warns Turkey of sanctions impact if it buys Russian defenses

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper warned his Turkish counterpart on Wednesday that Ankara's purchase of Russia's S-400 air defense system would not only end Turkey's role in the F-35 fighter jet..
Reuters India - Published

In NATO debut, new Pentagon chief aims to 'internationalize' Iran effort

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he aimed to recruit support from NATO allies for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and "open the door to diplomacy," as he made his..
Reuters India - Published

New Pentagon chief hopes 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 this week for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and "open the door to diplomacy," as he made..
Reuters India - Published

Iran in focus as new Pentagon chief heads to NATO

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper will be ready to update European allies on tensions with Iran as he heads to NATO headquarters this week during his inaugural trip as Pentagon chief, a senior..
Reuters India - Published

Trump nominates Mark Esper as next Secretary of Defense

Esper takes over as acting Defense Secretary on Monday following the resignation of Patrick Shanahan
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Pentagon is without a chief as US faces many global threats

Amid all that, and more, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down this week and the man tapped to replace him on an interim basis appears to face legal hurdles that could initially..
IndiaTimes - Published

Factbox: Trump administration departures, firings, reassignments

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, making Shanahan the latest of dozens of senior figures..
Reuters India - Published

Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper as defence secretary; US President tweets, says he'll do a 'fantastic job'

President Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper for new Defense Secretary, who is currently serving as the Army Secretary. Esper spent more than a decade in the Army, including serving in the..
Firstpost - Published

Shanahan pulls out of Pentagon job as reports emerge of family violence

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan abandoned his quest for the top Pentagon job on Tuesday as reports emerged of domestic violence in his family, plunging the leadership of the U.S. military..
Reuters India - Published

Trump says he will likely nominate Esper for defense secretary

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would likely nominate Mark Esper to be the secretary of defense, hours after he named Esper, the secretary of the Army, to replace Patrick Shanahan as..
Reuters India - Published

McConnell would prefer confirmed defense secretary given Iran tensions

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday it would be better to have a Senate-confirmed defense secretary than someone serving in just an acting capacity given tensions between the..
Reuters India - Published

Shanahan withdraws from consideration to be U.S. defense secretary

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, stoking uncertainty about the leadership of the Pentagon at..
Reuters India - Published

U.S., Turkey remain in dialogue over S-400, F-35 dispute: top NATO general

U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar remain in contact about Ankara's plans to buy a Russian air defence system, and may meet during NATO meetings in..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were "defensive purposes," citing concerns about a..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. to sell 34 surveillance drones to allies in South China Sea region

The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to four U.S. allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Washington will no longer..
Reuters India - Published

No need to restore suspended U.S.-South Korea military drills: Acting U.S. Defense Secretary

The United States and South Korea have suspended a number of combined military exercises in the past year.
DNA - Published

Acting Pentagon chief says no need to restore suspended U.S.-South Korea military drills

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Sunday that for now it was not necessary to resume major joint military exercises with South Korea that were suspended in the last year to support..
Reuters India - Published

Chinese militarization of South China Sea "excessive": acting Pentagon chief

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Friday that China's militarization of the disputed South China Sea had been "excessive."
Reuters India - Published

U.S. 'playing with fire' on Taiwan, China says ahead of defence meeting

The United States is "playing with fire" with its support for self-ruled Taiwan, China said on Thursday, in angry comments ahead of a meeting between Defence Minister Wei Fenghe and acting U.S. Defense..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. looks to improve ties with Indonesian special forces, stage exercises

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan met his Indonesian counterpart on Thursday as the United States looks to improve ties with an Indonesian special forces unit that have been limited due to..
Reuters India - Published

As Shanahan heads to Asia, Iran tensions threaten Pentagon's 'great power' focus

As acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan heads to Asia on Tuesday to deliver a major policy speech on the region, increasing tensions with Iran threaten to upend the Pentagon's strategy to..
Reuters India - Published

Shanahan to meet Chinese counterpart in Singapore: US official

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will meet China's defense minister on the sidelines of an Asia defense forum in Singapore, a senior U.S. defense official said on Friday, at a time of..
Reuters India - Published

Pentagon confirms it is weighing sending more troops to Middle East

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Thursday confirmed that the Pentagon was considering sending additional U.S. troops to the Middle East as one of the ways to bolster protection for..
Reuters India - Published

Shanahan says after Iran briefing U.S. deployment has deterred attacks

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday after briefing lawmakers on the threat from Iran that the United States had deterred possible attacks by deploying forces to the region.
Reuters India - Published

Potential for Iran attacks 'put on hold,' threats remain: acting Pentagon chief

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday that while threats from Iran in the Middle East remained high, deterrence measures taken by the Pentagon had "put on hold" the potential..
Reuters India - Published

Trump denies friction with top aides over Iran policy

U.S. officials said on Thursday that Trump had told his advisers, including acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, that he did not want to get into a war with Iran.
Zee News - Published

Pentagon eyes longer-term support on U.S.-Mexico border

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made his second trip to the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday as the Pentagon looks to develop a longer-term plan to support President Donald Trump's..
Reuters India - Published

Acting U.S. defense chief in Texas as Pentagon eyes longer-term support on Mexico border

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made his second trip to the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday as the Pentagon looks to develop a longer-term plan to support President Donald Trump's immigration..
Reuters India - Published

Exclusive: Eyeing Iran, U.S. sending more Patriot missiles to Middle East

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved a new deployment of Patriot missiles to the Middle East, a U.S. official told Reuters on Friday, in the latest U.S. response to what..
Reuters India - Published

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