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Gantz, Esper sign declaration to ensure Israel's qualitative military edge

Both Gantz and Esper delivered remarks on the importance of the meeting.

23/10/2020
Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz

Gantz to discuss 'issues relating to Israel's security' with Esper

He added that "while we combat the coronavirus pandemic, we need to remember that our enemies will not rest for one moment."

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks to reporters at the Pentagon on March 5

Mark Esper: Peace treaties aim to build 'security construct' against Iran

"So many... countries in the region recognize that the biggest concern they have... is Iran and its maligned behavior," he said • Craft responding to Zarif: "You can't have it both ways"

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks to reporters at the Pentagon on March 5

North Korea's nuclear, missile programs 'serious threat' to security - US

He added, however, that South Korea and the United States must find a more equitable way of sharing defense costs so it "doesn't fall unequally on the American taxpayers."

By REUTERS
14/10/2020

Gantz in US talks of Iran, Israel's QME in shadow of F-35 sales to UAE

He emphasized that Israel's defense system backs and appreciates the US's policy of pressure on Iran on the international front, while being in close cooperation with Israel on the subject.

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks to reporters at the Pentagon on March 5

Pentagon chief looking to visit China this year amid tensions

It was unclear if Esper's trip would be contingent upon securing special travel waivers given the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has strained already fraught US-China relations.

By REUTERS
21/07/2020

Trump wanted to deploy 10,000 troops in Washington DC, official says

Trump's bid to militarize the US response to the protests has triggered a rare outpouring of condemnation from former US military officials, including Trump's first defense secretary, Jim Mattis.

By REUTERS
07/06/2020
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks to reporters at the Pentagon on March 5

Conference of Presidents urge Trump not to withdraw from Sinai

Twelve lawmakers representing key Senate and House of Representatives committees called for continued U.S. support of the international peacekeeping force in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

Taliban chief negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (front) leaves after peace talks with Afghan sen

Mark Esper: Taliban not living up to their commitments

Esper said the Afghan government and the Taliban "both need to come together and make progress on the terms that (are) laid out."

By REUTERS
05/05/2020
Shi'ite fighters fire a rocket toward Islamic State militants in Baiji, north of Baghdad, 2015

US suspects Iran behind rocket attacks on Iraqi bases hosting US forces

According to one official, the rockets used in the attacks have become increasingly sophisticated with rockets with longer ranges and higher explosive power.

10/12/2019
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