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Mark Esper

06/08/2020
Política Reuters Política Internacional

Pentagon chief expresses concern to Chinese counterpart about Beijing's activity in South China Sea

15:18 - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper expressed concerns about Beijing’s “destabilizing” activity near Taiwan and the South China Sea in a call with Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe, the Pentagon said on Thursday, the first time the two are believed to have spoken since March.
30/07/2020
Política El País - España Política Internacional

Trump retirará a 12.000 soldados de Alemania en su pulso con Merkel

Washington, que reprocha a Berlín su escaso gasto militar, recolocará la mitad de los efectivos en otros países de Europa
29/07/2020
Política UPI - Estados Unidos Política Internacional Ed Adamczyk

Pentagon to reposition forces in Europe after EUCOM posture review

16:53 - Defense Secretary Mark Esper revealed plans for U.S. forces in Europe on Wednesday, prior to an announced troop withdrawal from Germany.
05/06/2020
Política The Hill - Estados Unidos Política Internacional Ellen Mitchell

Esper orders all active-duty troops outside DC home

17:29 - Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday ordered the remaining active-duty soldiers who had been on standby in the Washington, D.C., area back to their home bases after several days of peaceful protests in the nation’s capital.
04/06/2020
Política CNN - Estados Unidos Política Internacional Zachary Cohen

Pentagon chief on shaky ground with White House after breaking with Trump over protest response

03/06 - 19:48 - Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is on shaky ground with the White House after saying Wednesday that he does not support using active duty troops to quell the large-scale protests across the United States triggered by the death of George Floyd and those forces should only be used in a law enforcement role as a last resort.
04/06/2020
Política Bloomberg - Estados Unidos Política Roxana Tiron

White House Says Esper Still Defense Secretary After Controversy

03/06 - 15:46 - White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany indicated that Mark Esper is secure in his job as defense secretary for now after the Pentagon chief publicly opposed the deployment of active-duty forces to confront protesters in U.S. cities, as the president has suggested.
22/05/2020
Política CNBC - Estados Unidos Salud Amanda Macias

Defense secretary doubles down on aggressive timeline to have coronavirus vaccine ready by the end of the year

15:03 - Secretary of Defense Mark Esper downplayed characterizations made by health officials that a vaccine within the year would be “aspirational.” Last week, President Donald Trump unveiled a federal task force in charge of a $10 billion effort that will help produce and widely distribute a coronavirus vaccine by the end of 2020. Esper said he was “completely confident” that the Pentagon will deliver.
17/03/2020
Sociedad CNBC - Estados Unidos Salud Amanda Macias

Pentagon to free up 5 million respirator masks and 2,000 ventilators for coronavirus efforts

17:34 - Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said that the Pentagon was able to offer up to 2,000 deployable ventilators, but that the machines were different than those used by civilians and would require training before operation. He added that the U.S. government would need to seek support from industry on procuring more ventilators. The virus — which has already killed more than 7,167 people and infected more than 183,000 people around the world — is spreading from the U.S. military’s Indo-Pacific Command, the largest of all geographic combatant commands.
08/01/2020
Política The Washington Post - Estados Unidos Política Internacional Dan Lamothe

U.S. troops will not be withdrawing from Iraq, Esper tells reporters

07/01 - 17:00 - Esper reaffirmed Tuesday that U.S. troops will not be withdrawing from Iraq, saying that a letter sent by the U.S. commander in Baghdad to Iraqi officials “has no value” and that the Trump administration wants a continued U.S. presence.
07/01/2020
Política CNBC - Estados Unidos Política Internacional Amanda Macias

US military says general’s letter announcing Iraq withdrawal was a mistake: ‘This is not what’s happening’

06/01 - 19:30 - The Pentagon said that a U.S. general’s letter informing Iraq’s Defense Ministry that U.S.-led coalition troops would leave Iraq “was a mistake.” American Defense officials insisted that the troops would remain there. The letter came a day after Iraq’s parliament voted to expel all foreign forces from the nation after a U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s leading general, Qasem Soleimani. President Donald Trump said, “We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for” an aiport built by the United States.
17/12/2019
Política Al Jazeera - Qatar Política Internacional

US seeks clarification on Erdogan's military base closure threat

US defence chief Esper says he needs to understand how serious Turkish president's threats to close Incirlik base are.
15/11/2019
Política The New York Times - Estados Unidos Política Internacional Choe Sang-Hun

South Korea Resists U.S. Pressure to Improve Ties With Japan

Defense Secretary Mark Esper had urged Seoul to reconsider abandoning a military intelligence-sharing deal with Tokyo.
29/10/2019
Política The Times of Israel - Israel Organismos Internacionales Robert Burns

Not over yet: New US Syria mission after al-Baghdadi death

Following killing of terror leader, Washington makes further moves to protect area’s oil fields from extremists, Syria, Russia
23/10/2019
Política The Washington Post - Estados Unidos Política Internacional Erin Cunningham

Iraq gives U.S. troops from Syria four weeks in the country before they must leave

U.S. troops leaving Syria are only “transiting” through Iraqi territory and will depart within four weeks, Iraq’s defense minister said Wednesday.
22/10/2019
Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional

U.S. may keep some troops in Syria to guard oil fields, Defense Secretary Mark Esper says

Even as American forces make a hasty and chaotic withdrawal from northeastern Syria, the U.S. is considering leaving some troops behind to secure oil fields in the region and make sure they don’t fall into the hands of a resurgent Islamic State group, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday.
07/08/2019
Política The Japan Times - Japón Política Internacional

Pentagon chief Mark Esper urges Japan to help protect shipping in Persian Gulf

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has urged Japan to consider taking part in a coalition to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz.
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