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Pentagon Official Who Questioned Ukraine Aid Freeze Resigns

Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker, who was reported to have questioned the suspension of U.S. military aid to Ukraine, a key element in the inquiry leading [...]

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Pompeo, Esper, Barr announce authorization of sanctions against International Criminal Court officials

Pompeo, Esper, Barr announce authorization of sanctions against International Criminal Court officials

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and Attorney General Bill Barr announced Thursday that the U.S. will authorize economic sanctions [...]

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Trump says he won’t consider renaming Army bases named after Confederate generals

Trump says he won’t consider renaming Army bases named after Confederate generals

The president differed with Defense Secretary Mark Esper on considering the bases named after Confederate generals.

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A U-turn, a rush to see Trump, a day of tension and surprise

Defense Secretary Mark Esper was three blocks from the FBI's Washington field office. He had planned to confer there at a security command center, but plans ch [...]

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Esper, Milley Refuse to Testify Before House Committee on Military Response to Protests

Esper, Milley Refuse to Testify Before House Committee on Military Response to Protests

Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley are refusing to testify to the House Armed Services Committee on how the milit [...]

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Guy Benson: 'A disconnect' is emerging between some elites and majority of Americans

Guy Benson: 'A disconnect' is emerging between some elites and majority of Americans

Fox News contributor Guy Benson said on Thursday that Secretary of Defense Mark Esper gave an honest assessment on President Trump’s move to call in the U.S. m [...]

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Tensions flare between Trump, military figures over handling of George Floyd unrest

Tensions flare between Trump, military figures over handling of George Floyd unrest

The officials, including Trump's current Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, his former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and several others, have either implicitly [...]

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Reports: Trump Not Happy with Esper Distancing Himself on Civil Unrest

Reports: Trump Not Happy with Esper Distancing Himself on Civil Unrest

Trump is not happy with Defense Secretary Mark Esper for comments opposing using active-duty military forces to quell violent riots.

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Video: Defense secretary breaks with Trump over deploying troops to cities

Video: Defense secretary breaks with Trump over deploying troops to cities

Mark Esper has flat-out opposed the president’s idea to invoke the Insurrection Act to get active-duty troops to U.S. cities, saying it should only be used in [...]

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Defense Secretary, Retired Admiral Say Military Shouldn't Police U.S. Cities - Times of San Diego

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty forces to quell civil unrest for now.

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Peter King to Newsmax TV: Don't Rule Out Deploying Troops If Protests Worsen

Peter King to Newsmax TV: Don't Rule Out Deploying Troops If Protests Worsen

Rep. Peter King told Newsmax TV on Wednesday that he "can understand" Defense Secretary Mark Esper's "reluctance" to order American troops to be deployed to Am [...]

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Esper opposes using Insurrection Act for law enforcement

Esper opposes using Insurrection Act for law enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes use of the Insurrection Act, which would allow President Donald Trump to use active-du [...]

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Trump: 'Fine' for Milley, Esper to Speak Out About Lafayette Square

Trump: 'Fine' for Milley, Esper to Speak Out About Lafayette Square

Comments made by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley and Defense Secretary Mark Esper about their role in President Donald Trump's walk across Lafayette [...]

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Trump reportedly wanted to fire defense secretary for not using troops against protesters

Trump reportedly wanted to fire defense secretary for not using troops against protesters

President Trump wanted to fire Mark Esper last week after the defense secretary balked at the commander in chief’s plan to use active-duty military personnel t [...]

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Nice Knowing You Mark Esper

Nice Knowing You Mark Esper

He contradicted the president and said that the protests in the wake of the murder of George Floyd did not merit calling up the military under the Insurrection [...]

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Lawsuits pile up in wake of nationwide unrest over George Floyd death

Lawsuits pile up in wake of nationwide unrest over George Floyd death

In one of the most high-profile actions in the wake of the violence, the D.C. chapter of Black Lives Matter is suing President Trump, Attorney General Bill Bar [...]

Read full article: Lawsuits pile up in wake of nationwide u...→
Mitch McConnell offers public support for Mark Esper, William Barr

Mitch McConnell offers public support for Mark Esper, William Barr

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday offered public support for Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper a day after the White House declined to specif [...]

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The Note: Obama, Esper try to calm Trump's anxious America

The Note: Obama, Esper try to calm Trump's anxious America

Former President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Mark Esper both seemed eager Wednesday to calm anxious Americans.

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Esper Breaks With Trump on Using Troops Against Protesters

Esper Breaks With Trump on Using Troops Against Protesters

Mark Esper’s comments reflected the turmoil within the military over President Trump, who has said he could put active-duty troops on the streets to perform la [...]

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Handling of street protests creates crisis for Pentagon boss

Defense Secretary Mark Esper is facing the most politically charged crisis of his tenure, criticized for calling protester-filled streets a military “battle sp [...]

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Def. Sec. Esper reverses course, will keep troops near DC for protests

Def. Sec. Esper reverses course, will keep troops near DC for protests

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has reversed course and decided not to return active-duty troops to their home bases after they were deployed near Wa [...]

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White House noncommittal on Trump’s confidence in Mark Esper

White House noncommittal on Trump’s confidence in Mark Esper

The White House said Wednesday that President Trump will let everyone know if he loses confidence in Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and that the president has [...]

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Defense Secretary Esper: 'I Don't Support' Using Troops Against Protests

Defense Secretary Esper: 'I Don't Support' Using Troops Against Protests

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday that he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active duty forces to quell civil unrest a [...]

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Esper orders review of recent National Guard deployments | WTOP

Defense Secretary Mark Esper orders a review of the National Guard’s support of law enforcement across the U.S. amid unrest over the death of George Floyd.

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Trump rules out changing Confederate names of US bases

Trump rules out changing Confederate names of US bases

Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, both former Army officers, put out word through their spokesmen that they are “open to a biparti [...]

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Trump Came Close to Firing Defense Sec. Esper

Trump Came Close to Firing Defense Sec. Esper

President Donald Trump almost fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper last week after the secretary publicly disagreed with the president on the use of military tro [...]

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Esper Orders Active-Duty Troops In DC To Return To Bases

Esper Orders Active-Duty Troops In DC To Return To Bases

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has ordered nearly 500 of the active-duty troops brought in to help with riots in the nation's capitol to leave after a fourth day [...]

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Rep. Lee Zeldin to Newsmax TV: It's Trumps Decision to Use the Insurrection Act, Not Esper's

Rep. Lee Zeldin to Newsmax TV: It's Trumps Decision to Use the Insurrection Act, Not Esper's

New York Rep. Lee Zeldin told Newsmax TV Defense Secretary Mark Esper should not have publicly spoken out against use of the Insurrection Act, after President [...]

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White House ‘frustrated’ with Esper but ‘nobody wants a Cabinet-level shakeup’: sources

White House ‘frustrated’ with Esper but ‘nobody wants a Cabinet-level shakeup’: sources

Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s job may be secure, at least for the time being, despite his press briefing Wednesday in which he pushed back against President T [...]

Read full article: White House ‘frustrated’ with Esper but ...→
Defense Sec., Joint Chiefs Might Testify on Trump's Call to Defend Cities

Defense Sec., Joint Chiefs Might Testify on Trump's Call to Defend Cities

The Pentagon is reportedly negotiating with the House Armed Services Committee to allow Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Ma [...]

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WH Says Esper Still Defense Secy Despite Clash Over Military Role in Protests

WH Says Esper Still Defense Secy Despite Clash Over Military Role in Protests

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany indicated that Mark Esper is secure in his job as defense secretary for now after the Pentagon chief publicly oppo [...]

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Esper says no military for protests amid troop confusion

Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared on Wednesday he opposes using military troops for law enforcement in containing current street protests, tamping down thr [...]

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Esper Says He Wasn't Aware He Was Accompanying Trump for 'Photo Op'

Esper Says He Wasn't Aware He Was Accompanying Trump for 'Photo Op'

Mark Esper said at a briefing Wednesday morning that he was not aware he would be accompanying Trump to St. John's church for a "photo op."

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Esper says he opposes using Insurrection Act to send military to quell unrest

Esper says he opposes using Insurrection Act to send military to quell unrest

Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared Wednesday that despite President Trump's remarks earlier this week, he is not in favor of the president invoking the Insu [...]

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Defense secretary calls for accountability in George Floyd's 'murder,' opposes use of active duty troops

Defense secretary calls for accountability in George Floyd's 'murder,' opposes use of active duty troops

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday called for accountability in George Floyd's 'murder,' said he opposes using active duty troops in protests.

Read full article: Defense secretary calls for accountabili...→

Pentagon Official Who Questioned Ukraine Aid Freeze Resigns

Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker, who was reported to have questioned the suspension of U.S. military aid to Ukraine, a key element in the inquiry leading [...]

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Esper orders review of recent National Guard deployments | WTOP

Defense Secretary Mark Esper orders a review of the National Guard’s support of law enforcement across the U.S. amid unrest over the death of George Floyd.

Read full article: Esper orders review of recent National G...→
Trump says he won’t consider renaming Army bases named after Confederate generals

Trump says he won’t consider renaming Army bases named after Confederate generals

The president differed with Defense Secretary Mark Esper on considering the bases named after Confederate generals.

Read full article: Trump says he won’t consider renaming Ar...→
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Trump Came Close to Firing Defense Sec. Esper

Trump Came Close to Firing Defense Sec. Esper

President Donald Trump almost fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper last week after the secretary publicly disagreed with the president on the use of military tro [...]

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Nice Knowing You Mark Esper

Nice Knowing You Mark Esper

He contradicted the president and said that the protests in the wake of the murder of George Floyd did not merit calling up the military under the Insurrection [...]

Read full article: Nice Knowing You Mark Esper ...→
Esper, Milley Refuse to Testify Before House Committee on Military Response to Protests

Esper, Milley Refuse to Testify Before House Committee on Military Response to Protests

Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley are refusing to testify to the House Armed Services Committee on how the milit [...]

Read full article: Esper, Milley Refuse to Testify Before H...→
Rep. Lee Zeldin to Newsmax TV: It's Trumps Decision to Use the Insurrection Act, Not Esper's

Rep. Lee Zeldin to Newsmax TV: It's Trumps Decision to Use the Insurrection Act, Not Esper's

New York Rep. Lee Zeldin told Newsmax TV Defense Secretary Mark Esper should not have publicly spoken out against use of the Insurrection Act, after President [...]

Read full article: Rep. Lee Zeldin to Newsmax TV: It's Trum...→
Mitch McConnell offers public support for Mark Esper, William Barr

Mitch McConnell offers public support for Mark Esper, William Barr

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday offered public support for Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper a day after the White House declined to specif [...]

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Tensions flare between Trump, military figures over handling of George Floyd unrest

Tensions flare between Trump, military figures over handling of George Floyd unrest

The officials, including Trump's current Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, his former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and several others, have either implicitly [...]

Read full article: Tensions flare between Trump, military f...→
Defense Sec., Joint Chiefs Might Testify on Trump's Call to Defend Cities

Defense Sec., Joint Chiefs Might Testify on Trump's Call to Defend Cities

The Pentagon is reportedly negotiating with the House Armed Services Committee to allow Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Ma [...]

Read full article: Defense Sec., Joint Chiefs Might Testify...→
Esper Breaks With Trump on Using Troops Against Protesters

Esper Breaks With Trump on Using Troops Against Protesters

Mark Esper’s comments reflected the turmoil within the military over President Trump, who has said he could put active-duty troops on the streets to perform la [...]

Read full article: Esper Breaks With Trump on Using Troops ...→
Video: Defense secretary breaks with Trump over deploying troops to cities

Video: Defense secretary breaks with Trump over deploying troops to cities

Mark Esper has flat-out opposed the president’s idea to invoke the Insurrection Act to get active-duty troops to U.S. cities, saying it should only be used in [...]

Read full article: Video: Defense secretary breaks with Tru...→
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Esper says no military for protests amid troop confusion

Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared on Wednesday he opposes using military troops for law enforcement in containing current street protests, tamping down thr [...]

Read full article: Esper says no military for protests amid...→
Def. Sec. Esper reverses course, will keep troops near DC for protests

Def. Sec. Esper reverses course, will keep troops near DC for protests

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has reversed course and decided not to return active-duty troops to their home bases after they were deployed near Wa [...]

Read full article: Def. Sec. Esper reverses course, will ke...→
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Defense Secretary, Retired Admiral Say Military Shouldn't Police U.S. Cities - Times of San Diego

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty forces to quell civil unrest for now.

Read full article: Defense Secretary, Retired Admiral Say M...→
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Esper Says He Wasn't Aware He Was Accompanying Trump for 'Photo Op'

Esper Says He Wasn't Aware He Was Accompanying Trump for 'Photo Op'

Mark Esper said at a briefing Wednesday morning that he was not aware he would be accompanying Trump to St. John's church for a "photo op."

Read full article: Esper Says He Wasn't Aware He Was Accomp...→
Esper opposes using Insurrection Act for law enforcement

Esper opposes using Insurrection Act for law enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes use of the Insurrection Act, which would allow President Donald Trump to use active-du [...]

Read full article: Esper opposes using Insurrection Act for...→
Defense secretary calls for accountability in George Floyd's 'murder,' opposes use of active duty troops

Defense secretary calls for accountability in George Floyd's 'murder,' opposes use of active duty troops

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday called for accountability in George Floyd's 'murder,' said he opposes using active duty troops in protests.

Read full article: Defense secretary calls for accountabili...→
Trump: 'Fine' for Milley, Esper to Speak Out About Lafayette Square

Trump: 'Fine' for Milley, Esper to Speak Out About Lafayette Square

Comments made by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley and Defense Secretary Mark Esper about their role in President Donald Trump's walk across Lafayette [...]

Read full article: Trump: 'Fine' for Milley, Esper to Speak...→
Pompeo, Esper, Barr announce authorization of sanctions against International Criminal Court officials

Pompeo, Esper, Barr announce authorization of sanctions against International Criminal Court officials

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and Attorney General Bill Barr announced Thursday that the U.S. will authorize economic sanctions [...]

Read full article: Pompeo, Esper, Barr announce authorizati...→
Trump rules out changing Confederate names of US bases

Trump rules out changing Confederate names of US bases

Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, both former Army officers, put out word through their spokesmen that they are “open to a biparti [...]

Read full article: Trump rules out changing Confederate nam...→
Trump reportedly wanted to fire defense secretary for not using troops against protesters

Trump reportedly wanted to fire defense secretary for not using troops against protesters

President Trump wanted to fire Mark Esper last week after the defense secretary balked at the commander in chief’s plan to use active-duty military personnel t [...]

Read full article: Trump reportedly wanted to fire defense ...→

A U-turn, a rush to see Trump, a day of tension and surprise

Defense Secretary Mark Esper was three blocks from the FBI's Washington field office. He had planned to confer there at a security command center, but plans ch [...]

Read full article: A U-turn, a rush to see Trump, a day of ...→
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Esper Orders Active-Duty Troops In DC To Return To Bases

Esper Orders Active-Duty Troops In DC To Return To Bases

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has ordered nearly 500 of the active-duty troops brought in to help with riots in the nation's capitol to leave after a fourth day [...]

Read full article: Esper Orders Active-Duty Troops In DC To...→
Lawsuits pile up in wake of nationwide unrest over George Floyd death

Lawsuits pile up in wake of nationwide unrest over George Floyd death

In one of the most high-profile actions in the wake of the violence, the D.C. chapter of Black Lives Matter is suing President Trump, Attorney General Bill Bar [...]

Read full article: Lawsuits pile up in wake of nationwide u...→
Guy Benson: 'A disconnect' is emerging between some elites and majority of Americans

Guy Benson: 'A disconnect' is emerging between some elites and majority of Americans

Fox News contributor Guy Benson said on Thursday that Secretary of Defense Mark Esper gave an honest assessment on President Trump’s move to call in the U.S. m [...]

Read full article: Guy Benson: 'A disconnect' is emerging b...→
White House ‘frustrated’ with Esper but ‘nobody wants a Cabinet-level shakeup’: sources

White House ‘frustrated’ with Esper but ‘nobody wants a Cabinet-level shakeup’: sources

Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s job may be secure, at least for the time being, despite his press briefing Wednesday in which he pushed back against President T [...]

Read full article: White House ‘frustrated’ with Esper but ...→
The Note: Obama, Esper try to calm Trump's anxious America

The Note: Obama, Esper try to calm Trump's anxious America

Former President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Mark Esper both seemed eager Wednesday to calm anxious Americans.

Read full article: The Note: Obama, Esper try to calm Trump...→
Reports: Trump Not Happy with Esper Distancing Himself on Civil Unrest

Reports: Trump Not Happy with Esper Distancing Himself on Civil Unrest

Trump is not happy with Defense Secretary Mark Esper for comments opposing using active-duty military forces to quell violent riots.

Read full article: Reports: Trump Not Happy with Esper Dist...→
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WH Says Esper Still Defense Secy Despite Clash Over Military Role in Protests

WH Says Esper Still Defense Secy Despite Clash Over Military Role in Protests

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany indicated that Mark Esper is secure in his job as defense secretary for now after the Pentagon chief publicly oppo [...]

Read full article: WH Says Esper Still Defense Secy Despite...→

Handling of street protests creates crisis for Pentagon boss

Defense Secretary Mark Esper is facing the most politically charged crisis of his tenure, criticized for calling protester-filled streets a military “battle sp [...]

Read full article: Handling of street protests creates cris...→
  • #Mark Esper
White House noncommittal on Trump’s confidence in Mark Esper

White House noncommittal on Trump’s confidence in Mark Esper

The White House said Wednesday that President Trump will let everyone know if he loses confidence in Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and that the president has [...]

Read full article: White House noncommittal on Trump’s conf...→
Peter King to Newsmax TV: Don't Rule Out Deploying Troops If Protests Worsen

Peter King to Newsmax TV: Don't Rule Out Deploying Troops If Protests Worsen

Rep. Peter King told Newsmax TV on Wednesday that he "can understand" Defense Secretary Mark Esper's "reluctance" to order American troops to be deployed to Am [...]

Read full article: Peter King to Newsmax TV: Don't Rule Out...→
Esper says he opposes using Insurrection Act to send military to quell unrest

Esper says he opposes using Insurrection Act to send military to quell unrest

Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared Wednesday that despite President Trump's remarks earlier this week, he is not in favor of the president invoking the Insu [...]

Read full article: Esper says he opposes using Insurrection...→
Defense Secretary Esper: 'I Don't Support' Using Troops Against Protests

Defense Secretary Esper: 'I Don't Support' Using Troops Against Protests

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday that he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active duty forces to quell civil unrest a [...]

Read full article: Defense Secretary Esper: 'I Don't Suppor...→

Pentagon Official Who Questioned Ukraine Aid Freeze Resigns

Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker, who was reported to have questioned the suspension of U.S. military aid to Ukraine, a key element in the inquiry leading [...]

Read full article: Pentagon Official Who Questioned Ukraine...→
Trump: 'Fine' for Milley, Esper to Speak Out About Lafayette Square

Trump: 'Fine' for Milley, Esper to Speak Out About Lafayette Square

Comments made by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley and Defense Secretary Mark Esper about their role in President Donald Trump's walk across Lafayette [...]

Read full article: Trump: 'Fine' for Milley, Esper to Speak...→

Esper orders review of recent National Guard deployments | WTOP

Defense Secretary Mark Esper orders a review of the National Guard’s support of law enforcement across the U.S. amid unrest over the death of George Floyd.

Read full article: Esper orders review of recent National G...→
Pompeo, Esper, Barr announce authorization of sanctions against International Criminal Court officials

Pompeo, Esper, Barr announce authorization of sanctions against International Criminal Court officials

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and Attorney General Bill Barr announced Thursday that the U.S. will authorize economic sanctions [...]

Read full article: Pompeo, Esper, Barr announce authorizati...→
Trump rules out changing Confederate names of US bases

Trump rules out changing Confederate names of US bases

Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, both former Army officers, put out word through their spokesmen that they are “open to a biparti [...]

Read full article: Trump rules out changing Confederate nam...→
Trump says he won’t consider renaming Army bases named after Confederate generals

Trump says he won’t consider renaming Army bases named after Confederate generals

The president differed with Defense Secretary Mark Esper on considering the bases named after Confederate generals.

Read full article: Trump says he won’t consider renaming Ar...→
  • #Mark Esper
Trump reportedly wanted to fire defense secretary for not using troops against protesters

Trump reportedly wanted to fire defense secretary for not using troops against protesters

President Trump wanted to fire Mark Esper last week after the defense secretary balked at the commander in chief’s plan to use active-duty military personnel t [...]

Read full article: Trump reportedly wanted to fire defense ...→
Trump Came Close to Firing Defense Sec. Esper

Trump Came Close to Firing Defense Sec. Esper

President Donald Trump almost fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper last week after the secretary publicly disagreed with the president on the use of military tro [...]

Read full article: Trump Came Close to Firing Defense Sec. ...→

A U-turn, a rush to see Trump, a day of tension and surprise

Defense Secretary Mark Esper was three blocks from the FBI's Washington field office. He had planned to confer there at a security command center, but plans ch [...]

Read full article: A U-turn, a rush to see Trump, a day of ...→
  • #Mark Esper
Nice Knowing You Mark Esper

Nice Knowing You Mark Esper

He contradicted the president and said that the protests in the wake of the murder of George Floyd did not merit calling up the military under the Insurrection [...]

Read full article: Nice Knowing You Mark Esper ...→
Esper Orders Active-Duty Troops In DC To Return To Bases

Esper Orders Active-Duty Troops In DC To Return To Bases

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has ordered nearly 500 of the active-duty troops brought in to help with riots in the nation's capitol to leave after a fourth day [...]

Read full article: Esper Orders Active-Duty Troops In DC To...→
Esper, Milley Refuse to Testify Before House Committee on Military Response to Protests

Esper, Milley Refuse to Testify Before House Committee on Military Response to Protests

Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley are refusing to testify to the House Armed Services Committee on how the milit [...]

Read full article: Esper, Milley Refuse to Testify Before H...→
Lawsuits pile up in wake of nationwide unrest over George Floyd death

Lawsuits pile up in wake of nationwide unrest over George Floyd death

In one of the most high-profile actions in the wake of the violence, the D.C. chapter of Black Lives Matter is suing President Trump, Attorney General Bill Bar [...]

Read full article: Lawsuits pile up in wake of nationwide u...→
Rep. Lee Zeldin to Newsmax TV: It's Trumps Decision to Use the Insurrection Act, Not Esper's

Rep. Lee Zeldin to Newsmax TV: It's Trumps Decision to Use the Insurrection Act, Not Esper's

New York Rep. Lee Zeldin told Newsmax TV Defense Secretary Mark Esper should not have publicly spoken out against use of the Insurrection Act, after President [...]

Read full article: Rep. Lee Zeldin to Newsmax TV: It's Trum...→
Guy Benson: 'A disconnect' is emerging between some elites and majority of Americans

Guy Benson: 'A disconnect' is emerging between some elites and majority of Americans

Fox News contributor Guy Benson said on Thursday that Secretary of Defense Mark Esper gave an honest assessment on President Trump’s move to call in the U.S. m [...]

Read full article: Guy Benson: 'A disconnect' is emerging b...→
Mitch McConnell offers public support for Mark Esper, William Barr

Mitch McConnell offers public support for Mark Esper, William Barr

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday offered public support for Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper a day after the White House declined to specif [...]

Read full article: Mitch McConnell offers public support fo...→
White House ‘frustrated’ with Esper but ‘nobody wants a Cabinet-level shakeup’: sources

White House ‘frustrated’ with Esper but ‘nobody wants a Cabinet-level shakeup’: sources

Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s job may be secure, at least for the time being, despite his press briefing Wednesday in which he pushed back against President T [...]

Read full article: White House ‘frustrated’ with Esper but ...→
Tensions flare between Trump, military figures over handling of George Floyd unrest

Tensions flare between Trump, military figures over handling of George Floyd unrest

The officials, including Trump's current Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, his former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and several others, have either implicitly [...]

Read full article: Tensions flare between Trump, military f...→
The Note: Obama, Esper try to calm Trump's anxious America

The Note: Obama, Esper try to calm Trump's anxious America

Former President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Mark Esper both seemed eager Wednesday to calm anxious Americans.

Read full article: The Note: Obama, Esper try to calm Trump...→
Defense Sec., Joint Chiefs Might Testify on Trump's Call to Defend Cities

Defense Sec., Joint Chiefs Might Testify on Trump's Call to Defend Cities

The Pentagon is reportedly negotiating with the House Armed Services Committee to allow Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Ma [...]

Read full article: Defense Sec., Joint Chiefs Might Testify...→
Reports: Trump Not Happy with Esper Distancing Himself on Civil Unrest

Reports: Trump Not Happy with Esper Distancing Himself on Civil Unrest

Trump is not happy with Defense Secretary Mark Esper for comments opposing using active-duty military forces to quell violent riots.

Read full article: Reports: Trump Not Happy with Esper Dist...→
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Esper Breaks With Trump on Using Troops Against Protesters

Esper Breaks With Trump on Using Troops Against Protesters

Mark Esper’s comments reflected the turmoil within the military over President Trump, who has said he could put active-duty troops on the streets to perform la [...]

Read full article: Esper Breaks With Trump on Using Troops ...→
WH Says Esper Still Defense Secy Despite Clash Over Military Role in Protests

WH Says Esper Still Defense Secy Despite Clash Over Military Role in Protests

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany indicated that Mark Esper is secure in his job as defense secretary for now after the Pentagon chief publicly oppo [...]

Read full article: WH Says Esper Still Defense Secy Despite...→
Video: Defense secretary breaks with Trump over deploying troops to cities

Video: Defense secretary breaks with Trump over deploying troops to cities

Mark Esper has flat-out opposed the president’s idea to invoke the Insurrection Act to get active-duty troops to U.S. cities, saying it should only be used in [...]

Read full article: Video: Defense secretary breaks with Tru...→
  • #Mark Esper

Handling of street protests creates crisis for Pentagon boss

Defense Secretary Mark Esper is facing the most politically charged crisis of his tenure, criticized for calling protester-filled streets a military “battle sp [...]

Read full article: Handling of street protests creates cris...→
  • #Mark Esper

Esper says no military for protests amid troop confusion

Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared on Wednesday he opposes using military troops for law enforcement in containing current street protests, tamping down thr [...]

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Def. Sec. Esper reverses course, will keep troops near DC for protests

Def. Sec. Esper reverses course, will keep troops near DC for protests

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has reversed course and decided not to return active-duty troops to their home bases after they were deployed near Wa [...]

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Defense Secretary, Retired Admiral Say Military Shouldn't Police U.S. Cities - Times of San Diego

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty forces to quell civil unrest for now.

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White House noncommittal on Trump’s confidence in Mark Esper

White House noncommittal on Trump’s confidence in Mark Esper

The White House said Wednesday that President Trump will let everyone know if he loses confidence in Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and that the president has [...]

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Esper Says He Wasn't Aware He Was Accompanying Trump for 'Photo Op'

Esper Says He Wasn't Aware He Was Accompanying Trump for 'Photo Op'

Mark Esper said at a briefing Wednesday morning that he was not aware he would be accompanying Trump to St. John's church for a "photo op."

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Peter King to Newsmax TV: Don't Rule Out Deploying Troops If Protests Worsen

Peter King to Newsmax TV: Don't Rule Out Deploying Troops If Protests Worsen

Rep. Peter King told Newsmax TV on Wednesday that he "can understand" Defense Secretary Mark Esper's "reluctance" to order American troops to be deployed to Am [...]

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Esper says he opposes using Insurrection Act to send military to quell unrest

Esper says he opposes using Insurrection Act to send military to quell unrest

Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared Wednesday that despite President Trump's remarks earlier this week, he is not in favor of the president invoking the Insu [...]

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Esper opposes using Insurrection Act for law enforcement

Esper opposes using Insurrection Act for law enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes use of the Insurrection Act, which would allow President Donald Trump to use active-du [...]

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Defense Secretary Esper: 'I Don't Support' Using Troops Against Protests

Defense Secretary Esper: 'I Don't Support' Using Troops Against Protests

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday that he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active duty forces to quell civil unrest a [...]

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Defense secretary calls for accountability in George Floyd's 'murder,' opposes use of active duty troops

Defense secretary calls for accountability in George Floyd's 'murder,' opposes use of active duty troops

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday called for accountability in George Floyd's 'murder,' said he opposes using active duty troops in protests.

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