Mark Esper

U.S. Defense Secretary Says He Favors Placing Missiles in Asia

U.S. has so far relied on other capabilities as a counterbalance to China

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper meets with Egypt's Defense Minister General Mohamed Zaki at the Pentagon in WashingtonSYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that he was in favor of placing ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia relatively soon, a day after the United States withdrew from a landmark arms control treaty.

Warren Clashes With Esper Over Raytheon Work

2020 hopeful with ties to Raytheon loses temper with Pentagon nominee: 'This is outrageous!'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) aggressively questioned Secretary of Defense nominee Mark Esper Tuesday over the ethical implications of his prior lobbying for Raytheon, the defense giant with ties to Warren.