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Back in Washington following a three-day assignment shadowing Defense Secretary Mark Esper in California. Number of on-the-record interviews on the trip: 0. Esper appears to be firmly in hunker-down mode through the presidential election.

his former Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis, condemned Trump as the only president who actively seeks to divide the country, not even pretending to unite it with his own words and behavior, Trump continually proves the charges that critics level against him

SECURITY | The U.S. Secretary of Defense has cited "Beijing's aggression & disregard of its commitments in the South & East China Seas," as a primary reason for the security spending proposal, which would have Japan more than double its defense budget.

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock does not rule out another national lockdown to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United Kingdom, but says that is “the last line of defense.”

Leaving pierside from the fire-ravaged USS Bonhomme Richard with Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Journalists traveling with him were permitted on the pier, but not allowed to take photos or join his tour of the ship. Defense officials cited the open investigations into the fire.

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker and former Secretary of Defense and Maine Sen. Bill Cohen endorsed Susan Collins in her reelection bid on Friday. Cohen wrote an op-ed in the Press Herald, and Baker is featured in a new ad supporting her.

The U.S. secretary of defense is calling for increased spending on shipbuilding with a larger submarine force, even as Electric Boat in Connecticut hires more workers and expands its shipyard.

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates joins us at #TribFest20  for an interview with @margbrennan . Watch for free here.

Looking forward to hearing from an impressive panel, including Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord, this morning at our @SASCMajority  hearing on the National Nuclear Security Administration budget.

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General Jim Mattis will be retiring, with distinction, at the end of February, after having served my Administration as Secretary of Defense for the past two years. During Jim’s tenure, tremendous progress has been made, especially with respect to the purchase of new fighting....

“The ceasefire is holding up very nicely. There are some minor skirmishes that have ended quickly. New areas being resettled with Kurds. U.S. soldiers are not in combat or ceasefire zone. We have secured the Oil.” Mark Esper, Secretary of Defense. Ending endless wars!

The Woodward book has already been refuted and discredited by General (Secretary of Defense) James Mattis and General (Chief of Staff) John Kelly. Their quotes were made up frauds, a con on the public. Likewise other stories and quotes. Woodward is a Dem operative? Notice timing?

A quick update on our national security leadership: Defense Secretary: Vacant. DHS Secretary: Vacant. UN Ambassador: Vacant. FEMA Director: Vacant. Secret Service Director: Vacant. ICE Director: Vacant. DHS Deputy: Vacant. President: Present, but unaccounted for.

Reminder. Prior to becoming Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper was a lobbyist for Raytheon, a major US defense contractor.

....contracting procedures were not addressed to my satisfaction. Therefore, Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer’s services have been terminated by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. I thank Richard for his service & commitment. Eddie will retire peacefully with all of the.....

Hey everybody, we are at war in 3 different countries - Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria - and inching toward conflict in 2 more - Venezuela and Iran - AND WE HAVEN'T HAD A SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR FIVE MONTHS.

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis: "I've never seen refugees as traumatized as coming out of Syria. It’s got to end." Number of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States: 2016: 15,479 2017: 3,024 2018: 11

The story in the New York Times regarding Jim Webb being considered as the next Secretary of Defense is FAKE NEWS. I’m sure he is a fine man, but I don’t know Jim, and never met him. Patrick Shanahan, who is Acting Secretary of Defense, is doing a great job!