The CCP continues to raise tensions over the Indo-Pacific region

China 08/29/20, 15:24

After the United States disapproved of the provocations of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, which raised tensions over the South China Sea after it fired ballistic missiles, Beijing responded to the United States by claiming that it was a "troublemaker." As Express UK indicated, during military exercises carried out in the ...

Democrats demand Trump administration halt border wall construction

U.S. 04/16/20, 04:57

More than 90 Democrats in Congress are demanding the Trump administration halt U.S-Mexico border wall construction during the CCP Virus (coronavirus) crisis, citing the threat of the pandemic.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), along with 24 other Senate Democrats and 66 House Democrats, have sent a letter on Wednesday, April ...

Pentagon chief plans to shift US focus to China and Russia

Politics 12/07/19, 10:12

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday he still plans to shift the American military’s focus to competing with China and Russia, even as security threats pile up in the Middle East. Esper outlined his strategic goals and priorities in a speech at the Reagan National Defense Forum, an annual gathering of ...

Navy Secretary terminated his service over SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s case

Politics 11/24/19, 20:09

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday, Nov. 24, terminated the service of the Navy’s top official for allegedly proposing a deal with the White House behind Esper’s back to retire Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. At Esper’s request, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer submitted his resignation on Sunday, said the chief spokesman for ...

Esper accuses China of intimidating smaller Asian nations

World 11/20/19, 01:19

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday accused China of using coercion and intimidation against smaller Asian nations to impose its will in the South China Sea. He urged Vietnam and others in the region to push back. “We will not accept attempts to assert unlawful maritime claims at the expense ...

Pentagon announces measures to deter Iran after Saudi oil facility attacks

Politics 09/21/19, 06:57

President Donald Trump has approved deployment of U.S. forces to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the request of the two Middle East countries to help protect their critical infrastructure following attacks on Saudi oil facilities last week, U.S. defense leaders announced. The announcement was made at a ...

Pentagon authorizes construction of 20 additional miles of border wall

Politics 08/28/19, 14:26

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper approved the construction of 20 miles of the 30-foot high wall that marks the border with Mexico. The funding for the addition comes from money left over from other Pentagon projects that was redirected, according to Politico's Aug. 27 report. These funds were part of a total ...

US Defense Secretary: China destabilizes Asia-Pacific region

U.S. 08/07/19, 10:06

U.S. Defense Secretary Dr. Mark Esper met his Japanese counterpart, Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya, in Tokyo on Wednesday morning. This is Esper’s first trip to Japan since taking on the position last month. The two leaders expected to discuss North Korea's nuclear program and China’s aggressive ambitions in the South China Sea. ...

US defense chief Esper discusses North Korea, Turkey

U.S. 08/06/19, 15:05

U.S. Defense Secretary Dr. Mark Esper on Tuesday, Aug. 6 commented on North Korea’s rocket test launch and the Turkish-Syrian crisis. Esper said the United States is monitoring North Korea's recent missile activity and keeping the door open for diplomatic dialogue and told reporters that Turkey’s unilateral invasion into northern Syria ...

Mark Esper meets Egypt’s defense minister at Pentagon

U.S. 07/30/19, 05:49

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Monday afternoon, July 29, met Egypt's Defense Minister Gen. Mohamed Zaki for discussions at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Esper welcomed Zaki and his delegation in a ceremony with a cannon salute outside on the Pentagon lawn. “It's a pleasure to have you and ...

President Trump celebrates new Defense Secretary Mark Esper

U.S. 07/25/19, 16:22

President Donald J. Trump on Thursday celebrated his new secretary of defense with pomp and pageantry at the Pentagon. President Trump, with Vice President Mike Pence and Pentagon leaders partook in a full honors welcome ceremony that includes a 21-gun-salute, for Mark Esper, who was sworn in on Tuesday. Beautiful Welcome Ceremony ...

President Trump has new defense secretary though presidential candidates oppose

U.S. 07/24/19, 04:33

President Donald Trump has sent his congratulations to the U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper after the Senate confirmed him as new chief of the Pentagon despite disapproval from some Democratic presidential candidates. “Congratulations to our new Secretary of Defense, Mark @EsperDoD!,” the president tweeted late Tuesday, July 23. Congratulations to our new ...

Eminently qualified Pentagon nominee unfairly attacked by Elizabeth Warren

Politics 07/20/19, 07:41

The Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing Tuesday on Mark Esper’s nomination to serve as secretary of defense was overdue, as was the panel’s vote Thursday in favor of sending it on to a vote of the full Senate, possibly next week. That America needs a presidentially nominated, Senate-confirmed secretary of ...

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