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  1. Trump on Tuesday said Mark Esper, his current Army secretary, would lead the Defense Department on an acting basis. “Frankly this could happen very quickly for Mark Esper ...

  2. Trump Plans to Nominate Army's Mark Esper as Defense Secretary

    Bloomberg via Yahoo FinanceJun 22 2:37 AM

    Esper was already set take over from Shanahan as acting secretary, at 12:01 a.m. Monday, amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. He faces a vetting and Senate confirmation ...

  3. Iran in focus as new Pentagon chief heads to NATO

    Reuters via Yahoo FinanceJun 25 4:01 AM

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper will be ready to update European allies on tensions with Iran as he heads to NATO headquarters this week during his inaugural trip as Pentagon chief ...

  4. President Donald Trump announced Shanahan’s departure in a tweet, and said that Army Secretary Mark Esper would be the new acting Pentagon chief. “It is unfortunate that a painful ...

  5. It’s a difficult time for the Pentagon to be without a permanent U.S. defense secretary. The Trump administration is grappling with an escalating crisis with Iran, an unusual and controversial ...

  6. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan speaks at an event presented by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that former Boeing executive ...

  7. The Senate has voted to block the sales of arms to Saudi Arabia following months of controversy surrounding the murder of former Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The vote of 53-45 ...

  8. Trump Again Downplays Iranian Attack After Navy Drone Shot Down

    Bloomberg via Yahoo FinanceJun 20 22:09 PM

    “I would imagine it was a general or somebody who made a mistake by shooting that drone down,” Trump said during an Oval Office meeting Thursday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

  9. Iran shot down an American spy drone near the entrance to the Persian Gulf under disputed circumstances, escalating tensions in a region that’s been on the brink of a military confrontation ...

  10. The United States made preparations for a military strike against Iran in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but the operation was abruptly called off with just hours ...

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