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Former US Defense Secretary: Trump complained about 'ugly' Navy ships

Mark Esper claims in new book that Trump complained about America’s “ugly” Navy ships and said Russia’s looked better.

'Trump complained about 'ugly' Navy ships'

Former US Defense Secretary: Trump sought to kill a senior Iranian military officer

In new memoir, Mark Esper claims Trump wanted to eliminate a senior Iranian military officer shortly before 2020 election.

'Trump sought to kill a senior Iranian military officer'

Trump's Secretary of Defense: 'He wanted to shoot protesters in the legs'

Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper claims the President wanted to shoot rioters protesting George Floyd death in the legs.

Former Secretary of Defense: 'Trump wanted to shoot protesters'player

Election integrity - what's that?

Democrats' fraud irreparably damaged U.S. election integrity. Op-ed.

Election integrity - what's that?

Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper

National Counterterrorism Center Director Chris Miller to become new Secretary of Defense.

Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper

Report: US Defense Secretary has prepared a letter of resignation

Defense officials tell NBC News that Mark Esper has prepared a letter of resignation amid disagreements with Trump.

Report: US Defense Secretary has prepared a resignation letter

'US promised to preserve Israel's qualitative military edge for the next 4 years'

Security official says agreement signed between Defense Minister Gantz and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is very important.

'US promised to preserve Israel's qualitative military edge'

US reaffirms commitment to Israel's qualitative military edge

Defense Minister Benny Gantz and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper sign joint declaration on US commitment to Israeli's military edge.

US reaffirms commitment to Israel's qualitative military edgeplayer

Gantz, US Defense Secretary discuss Israel's military edge

Defense Minister Benny Gantz meets US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the Pentagon.

Gantz, US Defense Secretary discuss Israel's military edge

Defense Minister Gantz holds first discussion with US Defense Secretary Mark Esper

Alternate Prime Minister speaks with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper about efforts to fight coronavirus, shared security interests.

Gantz holds first discussion with US Defense Secretary

Defense Minister Bennett meets with US Defense Secretary Mark Esper over Iranian threat

Israeli Defense Minister meets with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in Washington to discuss removal of Iranian forces from Syria.

DM Bennett meets with US Defense Secretary over Iranian threatplayer

Bennett will request advanced weapons during working meeting with Mark Esper

During working meeting with US Sec. of Defense Esper, DM Bennett is expected to request advanced weapons to combat Iranian entrenchment.

Bennett to ask US for advanced weapons

DM Naftali Bennett visits Washington to discuss Iran and peace plan

Defense Min. Bennett leaves for Washington, to discuss Iranian aggression and the 'deal of the century.'

Bennett visits Washington to discuss Iranian threat

'Killing Pres. Trump wouldn't be enough to avenge Soleimani'

Hajizadeh: 'Trump should order coffins for American soldiers before threatening Iran; If war breaks out with US, Iran will finish and win.'

'Killing Pres. Trump wouldn't be enough to avenge Soleimani'player

US Defense Secretary: There has been no decision to leave Iraq

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper denies reports that the US-led international coalition fighting ISIS has decided to withdraw from Iraq.

US Defense Secretary: There has been no decision to leave Iraq

Esper: We're prepared to defend ourselves against Iran

Defense Secretary: US could take preemptive military action if Iran or its proxies plan to strike American interests in the Middle East.

Esper: We're prepared to defend ourselves against Iran

US to send 750 more troops to the Middle East

Pentagon announces more troops will be sent to Middle East following attack on US embassy in Baghdad.

US to send 750 more troops to the Middle East

US Defense Secretary fires Navy secretary

Navy’s top official fired for proposing deal with White House to resolve matter of Navy SEAL whose case has been championed by Trump.

US Defense Secretary fires Navy secretary

Defense Minister Bennett speaks with US Defense Secretary

Israeli Defense Minister discusses recent IDF strikes in Syria with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

Defense Minister Bennett speaks with US Defense Secretary

US to send armored reinforcements into eastern Syria

Defense Secretary says US will send armored reinforcements against potential ISIS on oil fields in Syria.

US to send armored reinforcements into eastern Syria

US troops withdrawing from Syria expected to move to Iraq

US Defense Secretary says troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue fight against ISIS.

US troops withdrawing from Syria expected to move to Iraq

US says up to 1,000 troops to withdraw from Syria

Pentagon announces Trump has ordered the withdrawal of up to 1,000 troops from northern Syria.

US says up to 1,000 troops to withdraw from Syria

'US preparing response to attack on Saudi oil facilities'

US Defense Secretary says military is preparing a response to the attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilities which are blamed on Iran.

'US preparing response to attack on Saudi oil facilities'

Netanyahu to meet British PM, American Defense Sec. in London

PM to fly for a meeting with the two on Thursday. Hectic contacts regarding setting of meeting with Putin before elections.

Netanyahu to meet British PM, American Defense Sec. in London

Senate confirms Mark Esper as Defense Secretary

Senate votes to confirm Trump's pick for secretary of defense, Mark Esper, by majority of 90 to 8.

Senate confirms Mark Esper as Defense Secretary