Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper as defence secretary; US President tweets, says he'll do a 'fantastic job'

Credit: Firstpost- Published on June 19, 2019
President Donald Trump picks army veteran Mark Esper for new Defense Secretary, who is currently serving as the Army Secretary. Esper spent more than a decade in the Army, including serving in the Persian Gulf War in 1990 and 1991 with the 101st Airborne Division. The move came after acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan...

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Published on June 18, 2019 -  01:30
Trump says he did not ask Shanahan to withdraw
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he did not ask Patrick Shanahan, the acting defense secretary, to withdraw from consideration to be defense secretary. Trump said he would likely nominate Mark Esper for the post. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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