Defense Secretary Mark Esper told the committee that the U.S. military must remain focused on the counterterrorism mission.
Mark Esper, Secretary of Defense
About a "dozen or so" Saudi nationals are under the control of the FBI amid an ongoing investigation, DefSec Esper said.
His remarks come after a Saudi officer trainee killed three sailors in a Pensacola classroom building.
Lawmakers called on Defense Secretary Mark Esper to clarify the Pentagon's plans.
Democrats and Republicans are split on the Eddie Gallagher case and the Navy secretary's forced resignation.
According to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Spencer had approached Trump with a deal regarding Gallagher.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has also directed that SEAL Eddie Gallagher keep his trident.
The prospects for a resumption of the nuclear diplomacy are unclear, with Pyongyang stepping up its pressures on Washington.
Esper said the postponement was not a concession to North Korea but rather an attempt to “keep the door open” to diplomacy.
"Korea is a wealthy country and could and should pay more to help offset the cost of defense," he said.