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Here’s what you need to know about Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller
Miller is a former Green Beret who served with 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
SECDEF Esper: US will cut troop levels in Afghanistan to ‘less than 5,000’
The United States currently has about 8,600 troops in Afghanistan.
US military to withhold data on COVID-19 infections in the ranks
The military is concerned that granular data about infections within the ranks might be used by adversaries as the virus spreads.
US Military in peace talks with Afghanistan
The U.S military and the Taliban have been in peace talks recently. The two sides signed a withdrawal agreement on … Continued
The US and Taliban are considering a 7-day ‘reduction in violence,’ SecDef Esper says
'I think peace deserves a chance -- but it will demand that all parties comply with their obligations if we move forward.'
SecDef Esper says he’s trying to ‘right-size’ military forces to counter China
"Everybody always assumes that when we talk reviews, it means reduction. Not necessarily," Esper said.
Navy identifies three slain sailors who ‘showed exceptional heroism’ during the Pensacola shooting
Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham, and Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters were killed in the shooting, the Navy has announced.
Navy, Pentagon to review base security procedures following 3 deadly incidents in one week
The Navy pledged Friday to find ways to upgrade security procedures and prevent future attacks following two shootings and a fatal gate runner incident at naval bases in Virginia, Hawaii...
Esper says he’s ‘open’ to spiking military exercises in South Korea
"I think we have to be open to all those things that empower and enable our diplomats"
Esper won’t say how he advised Trump on the Gallagher, Golsteyn, and Lorance war crimes cases
"I had a robust discussion with the president yesterday and I offered – as I do in all matters – the facts, the options, my advice, the recommendations and we'll...
Russia says U.S. presence in Syria illegal, protects oil smugglers
"Washington's current actions - capturing and maintaining military control over oil fields in eastern Syria - is, simply put, international state banditry," Russia's defense ministry said in a statement.