President Trump's skepticism about nuclear weapons spending may be based on the eye-popping price tag.
Mark Esper, Secretary of Defense
“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.
"I think peace deserves a chance," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.
Esper is looking for ways to reduce the U.S. troop presence in Iraq so that some can be brought home.
The U.S. Navy's top leader has determined that 2020 will be the year to get ahead in hypersonic weapons development.
Congress has to step up with more funding for the military to deter China and Russia, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper floated a controversial plan to move the task force from the Pentagon to the service.
A memo from Esper to the military secretaries lays out talking points as they testify on Capitol Hill regarding the budget.
The DoD issued guidance to the troops on the coronavirus outbreak, warning against non-essential travel to China.