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UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Senate confirms Army veteran Mark Esper secretary of defense

It took seven months, but President Donald Trump finally has a Senate-confirmed secretary of defense. Mark Esper, an Army veteran and former defense industry lobbyist, won Senate confirmation Tuesday by …


Pentagon to get unprecedented 3rd acting chief this year

After months of delay, President Donald Trump is expected to nominate a successor to Jim Mattis as secretary of defense on Monday.


Senate committee sets Tuesday hearing on Pentagon leadership

The Senate Armed Services Committee has scheduled a hearing Tuesday on Mark Esper’s expected nomination as defense secretary. The committee says it’s “pre-nomination paperwork” from the White House regarding the …


A perilous time to have temps running the Pentagon

It’s a perilous time to have temps running the Pentagon. President Donald Trump’s brinkmanship with Iran is on the boil, the U.S. is undertaking an unusual troop deployment to the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:35 p.m.

Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing ‘painful’ past

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is stepping down before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate