"That's my understanding," US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says when asked if Hamza bin Laden is dead.
This exchange between @Sen Warren and defense secretary nominee Mark Esper is stunning. Warren: "If confirmed, will you commit not to work for, or get paid by any defense contractor for at least four years after your government service?" Esper: "No, senator, I will not."
Mark Esper was sworn in as the 27th Secretary of Defense in the Oval Office.
Dr. Mark Esper's life is marked by devotion to America’s safety and security, having served our nation in uniform for more than 2 decades. He's uniquely qualified to ensure that our service members have the resources needed to do their jobs. 1600 Daily: