Mark Esper

Russian and U.S. Defence Ministers discuss Syria

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper have spoken about the situation in Syria over the phone, according to a statement by the Russian military. The ministers …

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US names condition for cooperation with Russia

Russia needs to change its behavior in order to interact with the United States, Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said in response to a statement by French President Emmanuel Macron that pushing Russia away from Europe is a big strategic …

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Netanyahu: it's not time to hold talks with Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged world powers not to open a dialogue with Iran, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he may meet his Iranian counterpart to resolve a crisis over Tehran’s …

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Trump launches U.S. Space Command

U.S. President Donald Trump launched a new Pentagon command dedicated to space warfare. The U.S. president hosted a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden yesterday for the creation of space command within the …

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U.S. slow-walks Ukraine military aid

U.S. President Donald Trump is slow-walking $250 million in military assistance to Ukraine, Politico reported citing a senior administration official. According to the source, Trump asked his national security team to …

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U.S. and NATO to discuss efforts to deter Russia

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper will travel to Europe next week to discuss with NATO allies efforts to deter Russia. "Next week, I'll be traveling to Europe to meet with some of our NATO allies to discuss the …

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Mark Esper sworn in as Pentagon chief

Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense, hours after being confirmed by the Senate in a strong bipartisan vote that ended the longest period by far the Pentagon had been without a permanent top …

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