Mark Esper

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

Trump says he has fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper

Trump publicly split with Esper in recent months over a range of issues.

By REUTERS
09/11/2020
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks to reporters at the Pentagon on March 5

Rumor Mark Esper considering resignation denied by Pentagon

A report by the news company claimed three officials were cited as saying he had prepared a resignation letter, but were later rebuffed by another report.

Benny Gantz meets with Mark Esper, October 29, 2020

Defense Secretary Esper lands in Israel amid F-35 sale talks

Meeting comes a week after Gantz flew to Washington where the two signed a deal securing Israel’s QME.

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

Gantz, Esper talk coronavirus, Iran in first phone call

Gantz, who served as Defense Attache to the United States and Chief of Staff of the IDF, highlighted the strategic and steadfast defense relationship between the two countries.

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