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Secretary of Defense Esper Media Engagement En Route to Sydney, Australia

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper Q:  All right, guys.  We're going to do about about 20 minutes on the record. So, sir, if you want to kick it off with any comments? SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DR. MARK T. ESPER:   Yes. So, let me begin by thanking you all for joining me on this [...]

Secretary of Defense Esper Media Engagement En Route to Sydney, Australia2019-08-03T14:08:40-06:00

Remarks by Secretary Esper at an Event in Honor of Egyptian Minister of Defense General Zaki

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DR. MARK T. ESPER:  General Zaki, welcome to the Pentagon.  It is a pleasure to have you and your team with us here today. As you mentioned, you are the first counterpart I have hosted since I was appointed as secretary of defense, which is [...]

Remarks by Secretary Esper at an Event in Honor of Egyptian Minister of Defense General Zaki2019-07-30T14:09:22-06:00

Remarks by Secretary Mark T. Esper at a Full Honors Welcome Ceremony at the Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DR. MARK T. ESPER: Well, good morning, everyone. And to the troops on the field, you look fantastic. (APPLAUSE) President Trump, Vice President Pence, members of Congress and distinguished guests, thank you for joining us here today. On behalf of the Department of Defense, welcome [...]

Remarks by Secretary Mark T. Esper at a Full Honors Welcome Ceremony at the Pentagon2019-07-26T14:11:18-06:00

Media Availability With Secretary Esper

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper STAFF: Good morning, everybody. (CROSSTALK) SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK T. ESPER: Hey, good morning. How's everybody doing? Good to see you. (CROSSTALK) STAFF: Just a reminder, on the record. When you ask questions, introduce yourself and your outlet just to — as new people get familiar with new [...]

Media Availability With Secretary Esper2019-07-25T14:09:10-06:00

Department of Defense Off-Camera Press Briefing by Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Hoffman

Jonathan R. Hoffman, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs [Eds. note:  Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Jonathan Hoffman later confirmed that Dr. Esper will officially become the secretary of defense upon the president signing the appointment paperwork, which will precede the Oval Office formal swearing in.] ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF [...]

Department of Defense Off-Camera Press Briefing by Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Hoffman2019-07-23T14:07:55-06:00

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen M. Lord and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy David J. Trachtenberg Press Briefing on DOD's Response to Turkey Accepting Delivery of the Russian S-400 Air And Missile Defense System

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen M. Lord; Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy David J. Trachtenberg STAFF: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for joining us today. This afternoon, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord and Deputy Under Secretary for Policy David Trachtenberg will provide [...]

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen M. Lord and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy David J. Trachtenberg Press Briefing on DOD's Response to Turkey Accepting Delivery of the Russian S-400 Air And Missile Defense System2019-07-18T14:08:44-06:00

Chief of Staff Eric Chewning Ethics Briefing

Eric Chewning, Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS JONATHAN HOFFMAN: Hi, everybody.  All right, so just -- we're going to do a quick briefing similar to the one we did the other day.  We'll be on the record for the chief of staff, for [...]

Chief of Staff Eric Chewning Ethics Briefing2019-07-16T14:09:49-06:00

Bilateral Meeting With Acting Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper and Maj. Gen. Bahkodir Kurbanov, Minister of Defense for the Republic of Uzbekistan

Acting Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK T. ESPER: Well, good morning, Mr. Minister. Before we begin, let me say that we are aware of Turkey taking delivery of the S-400. Our position regarding the F-35 has not changed, and I will speak with my Turkish counterpart, Mr. Akar, this [...]

Bilateral Meeting With Acting Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper and Maj. Gen. Bahkodir Kurbanov, Minister of Defense for the Republic of Uzbekistan2019-07-13T14:08:26-06:00

Department Of Defense Press Briefing on the Secretary of Defense Nomination Process

Eric Chewning, Chief Of Staff to the Acting Secretary of Defense; Two Senior Defense Officials ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JONATHAN HOFFMAN:  All right.  Good morning, everybody.  Thank you for joining us today. We're here to give a brief for you on the acting secretary -- the nomination process, and some questions you guys [...]

Department Of Defense Press Briefing on the Secretary of Defense Nomination Process2019-07-10T14:08:29-06:00

Remarks by Acting Secretary Esper in a Press Conference at NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium

Acting Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK T. ESPER:  Well, good afternoon, everyone. I want to begin by thanking Secretary General Stoltenberg for his leadership without -- within our alliance.  He's done a fantastic job.  He was one of the first people I called when I became acting secretary. As [...]

Remarks by Acting Secretary Esper in a Press Conference at NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium2019-06-28T14:10:45-06:00