Congress has to step up with more funding for the military to deter China and Russia, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.
Mark Esper, Secretary of Defense
Defense Secretary Mark Esper floated a controversial plan to move the task force from the Pentagon to the service.
A memo from Esper to the military secretaries lays out talking points as they testify on Capitol Hill regarding the budget.
The DoD issued guidance to the troops on the coronavirus outbreak, warning against non-essential travel to China.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper did not deny the reports.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he is sticking to a plan that could draw down U.S. forces in Africa.
The Trump administration is planning to take $7.2 more from the military to pay for the border wall.
The Pentagon is calling on Iran to come to the negotiating table and abandon plans for retaliation following a deadly strike.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters Monday that troops will "follow the laws of armed conflict."
A "draft letter" suggesting a troop withdrawal was imminent circulated Monday, causing confusion.