President Trump's skepticism about nuclear weapons spending may be based on the eye-popping price tag.
“Border security is national security,” Esper said, “and national security is our mission.”
The Trump administration has been trying since 2018 to reorient its defense strategy toward China.
Esper is looking for ways to reduce the U.S. troop presence in Iraq so that some can be brought home.
The debut deployment aboard long-range submarines, known as boomers, is a landmark in U.S. nuclear weapons policy.
They were the only two people aboard the Air Force E-11A electronic surveillance aircraft when it went down on Monday.
In response to a question about whether Trump was “embellishing'' the threat, Esper said, ”I don't believe so.”
The laws of armed conflict prohibit the deliberate targeting of cultural sites under most circumstances.
The Pentagon flight-tested a missile that had been banned under a treaty that the U.S. and Russia abandoned last summer.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper told the committee that the U.S. military must remain focused on the counterterrorism mission.
For more than a year, the administration has placed several thousand active-duty troops along the border.
Spencer called Trump’s intervention in the case of Navy Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher “shocking” and unprecedented.
"Korea is a wealthy country and could and should pay more to help offset the cost of defense," he said.
He is open to altering U.S. activities in South Korea to push a diplomatic deal to eliminate North Korea's nuclear program.
Barely four months into his tenure, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific.
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A Marine recruit arrested for allegedly striking a drill instructor has spent most of the last two years in the brig.
The Bryants are speaking out to help other families who are falsely accused of child abuse.
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