SECDEF Esper may be opposed to sending a big additional number. Doesn’t mean someone else didn’t propose it or consider it. It just means it’s dead now. 5/
China Is Exporting Killer Robots to the Mideast, SecDef Esper Says
SecDef Esper and Chairman Dunford just came to the Pentagon briefing room to announce the deployment of troops to the Middle East. How many? "Not thousands." They're going to consult with CENTCOM and get back to everybody with details.
Tonight the United States does NOT have a secretary of defense as this statement attached indicates but does not name anyone. There is Richard Spencer the ACTING secretary of defense and Mark Esper the Secretary of the Army awaiting confirmation as SecDef. NO SecDef tonight.