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Pentagon chief says U.S. working toward 'good deal' with Taliban

07 Sep 2019

PARIS U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that while it was seeking a political agreement with the Taliban, Washington would not accept just any deal after a wave of violence cast a shadow over its talks with the insurgent group.

Iran 'inching' toward place where talks could be held: Pentagon chief

07 Sep 2019

LONDON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that it appeared Iran was inching toward a place where talks could be held, days after U.S. President Donald Trump left the door open to a possible meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. | Video

In Europe, U.S. defense secretary calls for greater effort to counter China, Russia

06 Sep 2019

LONDON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, in his first major speech, on Friday called for a greater European focus on tackling what he called growing security and economic threats from China and Russia.

In Europe, U.S. defense secretary calls for greater effort to counter China, Russia

06 Sep 2019

LONDON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, in his first major speech, on Friday called for a greater European focus on tackling what he called growing security and economic threats from China and Russia.

UPDATE 1-In Europe, U.S. defense secretary calls for greater effort to counter China, Russia

06 Sep 2019

LONDON, Sept 6 U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, in his first major speech, on Friday called for a greater European focus on tackling what he called growing security and economic threats from China and Russia.

Pentagon chief suggests European allies replace funds diverted to border wall

06 Sep 2019

LONDON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that European nations should consider funding projects in their countries after the Pentagon diverted money to pay for a border wall with Mexico.

Pentagon chief says he currently has no plan to seize Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1

06 Sep 2019

LONDON U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday he currently had no plan on his desk to seize the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, which is at the centre of a dispute between Tehran and Western powers.

As U.S. outlines draft Taliban deal, Pentagon chief provides few details

04 Sep 2019

STUTTGART U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he would limit his comments on talks between the United States and Taliban as negotiations were still ongoing "in some ways," even as details of a draft deal have been  publicly announced by President Donald Trump and a senior U.S. diplomat.

More than 120 U.S. military construction projects to be hurt by Trump's border wall funding

04 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON More than 120 U.S. military construction projects will be adversely affected as the Pentagon prepares to use $3.6 billion to help build or enhance 175 miles (282 km) of the border wall with Mexico, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

U.S. warship sails near South China Sea islands claimed by China

29 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, a move that Beijing condemned as an illegal attempt by Washington at "maritime hegemony". | Video

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