Mark Esper

Alignment of strategic interest with India: US Defense Secretary Mark Esper

Esper said that the international rules-based order that America and its allies had worked hard to establish was being tested in new and precarious ways.

published on : 14th December 2019

'2+2' talks with India translating strategy into solid outcomes: US

A senior US  diplomat said that the service-to-service inter-operability is going to continue to grow as the two countries continue work towards concluding outstanding defence enabling agreements.

published on : 12th December 2019

Pentagon chief meets Saudi King as 3000 US fighter forces deployed to the country

Mark Esper has said that two fighter squadrons and additional missile defence batteries were being sent to Saudi Arabia, bringing to about 3,000 the total number of troops deployed to the kingdom.

published on : 22nd October 2019

No US ground force to enforce Syria safe zone: Pentagon

According to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, US forces will remain in contact with Turkey and Syrian Kurdish fighters that were allies of the US in the fight against IS.

published on : 19th October 2019

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper vows to cooperate with Congressional impeachment probe

Esper's reassurance came despite the White House announcing that it would not cooperate with the Democratic-led House of Representatives.

published on : 13th October 2019

Discussed with Rajnath Singh future steps needed for working together more closely: US Defence Secretary 

 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Esper told him that the abrogation of provisions of Article 370 was an internal matter of India.

published on : 29th August 2019

Donald Trump nominates new US Defence Secretary

Since former Secretary of Defence James Mattis' resignation last December, the Pentagon has undergone the longest without a formal head in history.

published on : 16th July 2019