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Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he no longer trusts Richard Spencer, the head of the Navy.
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The former defense secretary had a very adverse reaction to the plan, according to a new book by his former communications director.
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The president referred to his defense secretary as "Mark Esperanto," amongst other errors.
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The former defense secretary unleashed a hilarious roast on the president at the annual Alfred Smith memorial dinner.
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But President Trump says it’s OK for Turkey and the U.S.-allied Kurds to fight. "Let them!" he tweeted.
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper isn’t saying how many U.S. troops will leave the north, but he says they represent most of the 1,000 troops in Syria.
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It's the longest such stretch in Pentagon history.
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Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said Adm. William Moran's decision to retire instead was prompted by a poor judgement professional relationship.
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The Senate Armed Services Committee had to postpone a confirmation hearing it had tentatively scheduled for Tuesday June 18, Yahoo News reported Monday.
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“That’s clear. It’s a violation of law," said the former defense secretary.
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Patrick Shanahan, the Pentagon's acting chief, allegedly touted his former employer while disparaging competitors.
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Shanahan said he has a great deal of discretion in deciding how to use the authorities granted to him by Trump's declaration Friday of a national emergency.
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Brown led the Pentagon as it modernized weapons and improved communications and intelligence systems.
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The former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan appeared to quash rumors that he will succeed Jim Mattis as secretary of defense.
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Mattis was forced out of his job early after his resignation letter angered President Donald Trump.
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“Patrick has a long list of accomplishments," President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday. "He will be great!"
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He accelerated his plan to leave by around two months after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced his own departure.
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The Senate majority leader offered a rare public expression of disagreement with President Donald Trump.
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Marco Rubio says the defense secretary's decision makes it clear the country is headed toward "a series of grave policy errors."
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is leaving his post in February, citing conflicting views with President Donald Trump.