Defense Secretary Esper said Wednesday he's concerned about Russian influence in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. But Syria? Not so much.
#JustIn -- Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary Of Defense Mark T. Esper will host Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar and Minister of Defense Rajnath Singh on December 18 for the 2019 U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial dialogue.
Russia’s presence in Syria has grown since U.S. troops withdrew from the latter’s northeastern border region, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told lawmakers on Wednesday, but he’s more worried about Moscow’s burgeoning influence elsewhere. | @KatieBoWill
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."