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Mark Esper

  1. early and often
    The Drama-Lover’s Guide to the New Trump BooksLove gossip, but not enough to actually read the new batch of Trump books? Here are all the juicy, disturbing, and darkly amusing tidbits you missed.
  2. donald trump
    Trump Asked About Bombing Mexico and Pretending the U.S. Didn’t Do It: Report“No one would know it was us,” the former president reportedly told Defense Secretary Mark Esper, according to his memoir.
  3. black lives matter
    Trump Wanted Police to Shoot Racial-Justice Protesters in the LegsFormer defense secretary Mark Esper’s new claim is not difficult to believe.
  4. george floyd protests
    Defense Secretary: Trump Shouldn’t Invoke Insurrection Act to Quell ProtestsMark Esper may be reflecting military leaders’ reluctance to be politicized by President Trump, who has floated sending military units to cities.
  5. iraq
    Read the Letter the Pentagon Accidentally Sent Announcing Withdrawal From IraqAfter a DOD letter emerged stating the U.S. would move troops out of Iraq, the Pentagon said it was a “poorly worded” draft and a “mistake.”
  6. war crimes
    Fired Navy Secretary: Trump Sends Message ‘You Can Get Away’ With War CrimesWell, duh — Trump reportedly wants to conscript the accused and convicted war criminals he pardoned to spread the good word about his 2020 campaign.
  7. defense department
    Defense Secretary: Trump Gave Direct Order to Allow SEAL to Keep Status“The president is the commander in chief. He has every right, authority, and privilege to do what he wants to do,” Esper said.
  8. defense department
    Navy Secretary Richard Spencer Fired Over War-Criminal ControversyRichard Spencer was fired for violating the chain of command and pushing Trump to allow accused war criminal Edward Gallagher to retire as a SEAL.
  9. defense department
    Senate Confirms Mark Esper As New Defense SecretarySeven months after Jim Mattis quit, the Pentagon finally has a permanent leader.