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‘Most Believe’ Beirut Blast ‘Accident,’ Esper Says, Contradicting Trump Attack Claim

Defense Secretary Mark Esper

PortandTerminal.com, August 5, 2020 “I met with some of our great generals and they just seemed to feel it was, this was not some kind of manufacturing explosion type of event… they seem to think it was an attack, it was a bomb of some kind, yes.” President Donald Trump discussing Beirut explosion WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Mark Esper on …

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U.S. Def Secretary flip-flops after Trump threatens to fire him

PortandTerminal.com, June 3, 2020 Pentagon chief Mark Esper quickly reverses decision to send D.C. troops home after told that Trump would fire him if he didn’t toe the line. WASHINGTON – “As of right now, Secretary Esper is still Secretary Esper.” Whitehouse spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany said today when asked if the president had lost faith in Mark Esper. But is …

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U.S. Navy Secretary Spencer fired over handling of SEAL saga involving Trump

Reuters, November 25, 2019 By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navy’s top civilian on Sunday over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL who was convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq and later won the support of President Donald Trump. Esper also determined that the sailor in question, Special …

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