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Trump loyalists get top Pentagon jobs after Esper firing

A day after Donald Trump fired Defence Secretary Mark Esper, three staunch loyalists to the president have been appointed to senior defence jobs. Among them...

Trump fires defence secretary Mark Esper

Donald Trump has fired defence secretary Mark Esper and replaced him with counterterrorism head Christopher Miller. Mr Esper was confirmed as defence secretary in July...

Donald Trump nominates new navy chief after wrangle over war crimes case

President Donald Trump has nominated a new Navy secretary following the removal of Richard Spencer over the case of a Seal who was facing...

US troops leaving Syria ‘cannot stay in Iraq’

Iraqi military chiefs have said US troops leaving Syria and heading to neighbouring Iraq do not have permission to stay in the country. Officials said...

Subpoenas for pair amid Trump impeachment inquiry

Democrats in the House of Representatives have issued subpoenas to US defence secretary Mark Esper and acting White House budget director Russell Vought as...

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia but hold off on striking Iran

The Pentagon has announced it will deploy additional US troops and missile defence equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The announcement comes...

US proceeding with plan for coalition to deter Iran threats

The US will move ahead with plans to build a coalition of nations to monitor and deter Iranian threats against commercial shipping in the...

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