#US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Monday urged Iraqi Prime Minister AdelAbdul Mahdi to take steps to prevent bases housing US troops from being shelled, a statement from the premier’s office said @EsperDoD
Touched down in Belgium with Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who is leading a U.S. delegation marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. No additional news to report so far.
Last year Trump was asking the advisers watching the Army Navy game with him who he should pick as chief of staff to replace John Kelly. Those around him this year include Robert O’Brien, Mark Esper, Mike Pompeo, Sen. James Risch, Stephanie Grisham.
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says President Trump ordered him to allow a controversial Navy SEAL accused of war crimes to keep his status in the elite service, despite resistance from Navy leaders.
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.