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.
It is crucial for both sides to take advantage of this opportunity to make a truly Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process a success, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper says.
#UPDATE The United States will slash its military presence in Germany by 11,900 troops, relocating some to Italy and Belgium in a major shift of Washington's NATO assets, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced Wednesday
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."