Esper Has Seen No Hard Evidence for Embassies' Threat Claim
In response to a question about whether Trump was “embellishing'' the threat, Esper said, ”I don't believe so.”
Pompeo: US Military Would Only Hit Lawful Targets in Iran
The laws of armed conflict prohibit the deliberate targeting of cultural sites under most circumstances.
Pentagon Tests Long-Banned Ballistic Missile over Pacific
The Pentagon flight-tested a missile that had been banned under a treaty that the U.S. and Russia abandoned last summer.
US Considers Leaving Smaller Number of Troops in Afghanistan
Defense Secretary Mark Esper told the committee that the U.S. military must remain focused on the counterterrorism mission.
Pentagon to Probe Legality of Using Troops on US Border
For more than a year, the administration has placed several thousand active-duty troops along the border.
Fired Navy Secretary Spencer Criticizes Trump in SEAL’s Case
Spencer called Trump’s intervention in the case of Navy Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher “shocking” and unprecedented.
Esper: South Korea Wealthy Enough to Pay More for US Troops
"Korea is a wealthy country and could and should pay more to help offset the cost of defense," he said.
Esper: US Could Alter Military Drills to Boost North Korea Talks
He is open to altering U.S. activities in South Korea to push a diplomatic deal to eliminate North Korea's nuclear program.
Pentagon Chief Tries to Keep Asia in Focus with Second Trip
Barely four months into his tenure, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific.
US Official: IS Leader Believed Dead in US Military Assault
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was targeted in Syria's northwestern Idlib province.
The US Troops Leaving Syria Are Headed to Iraq, Kuwait
A U.S. official says the 1K troops being withdrawn from northern Syria will reposition in Iraq, Kuwait and possibly Jordan.
Trump Threatens Turkey's Economy and Imposes Sanctions
The president announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria.
Trump Defends Syria Troop Plan from Criticism Home, Abroad
The sudden decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria drew quick, strong criticism Monday.
Trump: It Looks Like Iran Hit Saudis, No Military Option Yet
President Donald Trump declared Monday it "looks" like Iran was behind the explosive attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.
Trump Says Peace Talks with Taliban Are Now 'Dead'
It's unclear whether Trump will go ahead with planned U.S. troop cuts.
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The carrier deployed in April 2019. Last week, the ship arrived in Hawaii before making its final trek to San Diego.
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Army IDs Green Beret Killed During Free Fall Training Exercise
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The investigation is ongoing.
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