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    US Secretary of Defence in New Delhi

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh receives US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on his arrival at the Ministry of Defence, in New Delhi, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) New…

  • Middle EastUS to withdraw troops as Turkey launches Syria operation: White House

    US wants explanation for Turkey threat to close two bases

    Washington: US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday he wants an explanation from Ankara over threats to close two strategic military bases used by the United States in Turkey. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday threatened…

  • SyriaUS to keep around 600 troops in Syria: Pentagon chief

    US to keep around 600 troops in Syria: Mark Esper

    SEOUL: The United States will maintain around 600 troops in Syria, Pentagon chief Mark Esper said Wednesday, despite Donald Trump’s desire to end US involvement in what the president calls “endless wars”. “We’re…

  • SyriaUS to keep around 600 troops in Syria: Pentagon chief

    Pentagon chief visits Iraq as US quits northern Syria

    BAGHDAD: Pentagon chief Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad for talks on Wednesday as Washington pulled out its remaining troops from northern Syria through Iraq. Esper was due to meet his Iraqi counterpart Najah al-Shammari to…

  • Middle East

    US defence secretary in Saudi Arabia on unannounced visit

    Riyadh: US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper arrived Monday in Saudi Arabia, state television said, days after the Pentagon said it was bolstering its forces in the kingdom amid tensions with Iran.…

  • WorldUS to keep around 600 troops in Syria: Pentagon chief

    US Defense Secretary in Kabul on unannounced visit

    KABUL: US Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Kabul Sunday on an unannounced visit, an Afghan official said. Esper’s visit — his first to Afghanistan since being confirmed as Pentagon chief in…

  • News

    Trump to tap Army Secretary as defense chief: White House

    Washington: US President Donald Trump will nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper to be the next Secretary of defense, the White House has announced. The announcement was made on Friday, three days after…

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    Shanahan to leave Pentagon, Mark Esper to take over: Trump

    Washington [USA]: The United States’ Acting Secretary of Defence, Patrick Shanahan, will step down from his post to “devote more time to his family,” as per US President Donald Trump. Trump further…

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