By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
The Army says Defense Secretary Mark Esper has overturned an earlier decision to send a couple hundred active-duty soldiers home from the Washington, D.C., region. The decision Wednesday comes amid growing tensions between the White House and the Pentagon over…
By Zeke Miller, Jonathan Lemire, Michael Balsamo, Robert Burns, Associated Press
Esper says active-duty troops in a law enforcement role should be used in the United States "only in the most urgent and dire of situations," adding, "We are not in one of those situations now."…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
Esper flew to the headquarters of U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to meet with Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, who is spearheading the military's support for civilian agencies combating the virus. It is Esper's first trip beyond Washington since he…
The extension reflects that the coronavirus remains a threat to troops even as the Trump administration pushes for some states to begin opening up in May.
The U.S. military is gearing up to fight the novel coronavirus, which is spreading rapidly across the U.S. Plans include deployment of hospital ships as overflow for hospitals, allocation of critical medical supplies and research in military labs on development…
Speaking at a Pentagon news conference Monday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he was not sure whether the drawdown had begun, but said it is required to start within 10 days of the signing on Saturday of a peace deal…
By Robert Burns, Matthew Lee, Associated Press
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday that a truce agreement between the United States and the Taliban that could lead to the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan is not without risk but “looks very promising."…
Trump repeatedly promised that Mexico would pay for the wall, but Mexico refused.
By Associated Press
Speaking at a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels, Esper said he had had a series of productive bilateral and collective meetings with allies about the proposals and the way forward.
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
Strains in the trans-Atlantic relationship have cast doubt on whether they can count on much help from European leaders in advancing Trump's agenda.
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