Mark Esper

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Mark Esper said : “We're looking at that right now. We can always strive to do better. But at the same time, these are communities. We've got to balance out all those interests. But yeah, we should and can do better. And we're looking at that right now. And I work closely with the service secretaries and the service chiefs to get that right,” External link

foxnews Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “No. I asked, and I never got an answer,” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “The commander in chief has certain constitutional rights and powers which he is free to exercise, as many presidents have done in the past,” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "The commander feels confident we can go down to a lower level without jeopardizing our ability to ensure that Afghanistan doesn't become a safe haven for terrorism," External link

wrcbtv Sunday, December 15, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "The commander feels confident we can go down to a lower level without jeopardizing our ability to ensure that Afghanistan doesn't become a safe haven for terrorism," External link

nbcnews Sunday, December 15, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “We watch closely as do South Korea and Japan … the State Department is trying to get them to the table, because the only way forward is through a diplomatic and political agreement,” External link

dailytimesPK Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Our alliances are not transactional ones. Rather, they are rooted in mutual respect, common values and a shared willingness to fight for them,” “Much of the world looks to the United States as the global security partner of choice. Not only because of our superior military capabilities and equipment, but also because of our values” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, December 14, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “We watch closely as do South Korea and Japan ... the State Department is trying to get them to the table, because the only way forward is through a diplomatic and political agreement,” External link

iran-daily Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “We watch closely as do South Korea and Japan … the State Department is trying to get them to the table, because the only way forward is through a diplomatic and political agreement,” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Next week in Washington DC, the United States will host the second ever India two-plus-two ministerial, where we will continue to advance our growing partnership as our strategic interests align," External link

economictimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "As you could see, our resolve to uphold a free and open Indo-Pacific is deep-rooted and is only growing stronger in the face of efforts to undermine it," External link

economictimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments," External link

timesofindia Saturday, December 14, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We live up to our obligations, and our obligation, our agreement, our understanding with the Kurds was this, that we would work together to fight in Syria to defeat ISIS," "But nowhere, at no point in time did we tell the Kurds, we will assist you in establishing an autonomous Kurdish state in Syria nor would we fight against the longstanding ally Turkey on your behalf" External link

globalsecurity Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Next week in Washington DC, the United States will host the second ever India two-plus-two ministerial, where we will continue to advance our growing partnership as our strategic interests align," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "As you could see, our resolve to uphold a free and open Indo-Pacific is deep-rooted and is only growing stronger in the face of efforts to undermine it," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m interested in reducing our force presence,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "They already have the nuclear weapons, and now they're trying to develop an (intercontinental ballistic missile), and that becomes a direct threat to our homeland," External link

koreatimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “We are focussed on internationalising the response to Iran’s aggression by encouraging increased burden sharing and cooperation among our allies and partners,” External link

Hindu Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Through these actions, we are sending a clear message to Iran that the international community will not tolerate its bad behaviour,” External link

Hindu Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “In Syria and Iraq, the United States has achieved great success, working alongside our partner forces to destroy ISIS’s physical caliphate and liberate millions of people living under its barbaric rule. This includes the successful operations that resulted in the death of ISIS’s founder and leader Bakr al-Baghdadi as well as one of his top deputies,” External link

Hindu Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Next week in Washington DC, the United States will host the second ever India two-plus-two ministerial, where we will continue to advance our growing partnership as our strategic interests align," External link

nampa Saturday, December 14, 2019 5:54:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper disse : "Não acho que seja uma transação. É uma obrigação" External link

uol Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:00:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:49:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper disse : "Não acho que seja uma transação. É uma obrigação" External link

em Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Our alliances are not transactional ones. Rather, they are rooted in mutual respect, common values and a shared willingness to fight for them," "Much of the world looks to the United States as the global security partner of choice. Not only because of our superior military capabilities and equipment, but also because of our values" External link

digitaljournal Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Our alliances are not transactional ones. Rather, they are rooted in mutual respect, common values and a shared willingness to fight for them," "Much of the world looks to the United States as the global security partner of choice. Not only because of our superior military capabilities and equipment, but also because of our values" External link

yahoo-au Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

taipeitimes Friday, December 13, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper added ( about US Air Force ) : “Today, US Air Force 30th Space Wing and DoD Chief Technology Officer Strategic Capabilities Office successfully tested a prototype conventional, ground-launched ballistic missile. Congrats to the joint government-industry team for going from concept to launch in less than 9 months!” External link

airforcetechnology Friday, December 13, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper added : “The test team began work after the US suspended its INF obligations in February 2019. It usually takes 24 months to plan and execute such a test. This achievement demonstrates America’s ability to respond to critical national security challenges” External link

airforcetechnology Friday, December 13, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m interested in reducing our force presence,” External link

BakhtarNewsAgency-en Friday, December 13, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think it means a few things" External link

globalsecurity Friday, December 13, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Once we develop intermediate-range missiles and if my commanders require them then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments" External link

globalsecurity Friday, December 13, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think it means a few things" External link

trendnews-az Friday, December 13, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 13, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

voanews-sw Friday, December 13, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments," External link

polandsun Friday, December 13, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region," External link

middleeasteye Friday, December 13, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

voanews Friday, December 13, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

therepublic Friday, December 13, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

seattletimes Friday, December 13, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

tribtown Friday, December 13, 2019 1:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 13, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : “We’re going to look for all foreign nationals coming into the United States to make sure we have the best, strongest vetting procedures we have, so we’re confident that regardless of where folks come from, that we know who’s coming to our country,” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper afirmou : "Estou mais preocupado com a expansão da Rússia no Egipto, na Arábia Saudita e em outros lugares" External link

portalangop Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : “We’re going to look for all foreign nationals coming into the United States to make sure we have the best, strongest vetting procedures we have, so we’re confident that regardless of where folks come from, that we know who’s coming to our country,” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : "I spoke with the President on Sunday. He gave me the order that Eddie Gallagher will retain his Trident pin," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Richard Spencer ) : "We learned that several days prior, Secretary Spencer had proposed a deal whereby if the President allowed the Navy to handle the case, he would guarantee that Eddie Gallagher would be restored to rank, allowed to retain his Trident and permitted to retire," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "China's unilateral efforts to assert illegitimate maritime claims threaten other nations' access to vital natural resources, undermine the stability of regional energy markets, and increase the risk of conflict," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "My biggest concern with Syria and Turkey is actually Turkey-Russia," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper added : "Turkey is holding up some actions in NATO right now to the detriment of the alliance," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "It will be relatively static around that number. But if we see things happen ... I can dial up a little bit," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "The coalition is talking a lot again. We could see some allies want to volunteer troops," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "There's no movement at this point," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think it was a positive move forward," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We see them spinning closer to Russia's orbit than in the Western orbit and I think that is unfortunate," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "U.S. troops will remain positioned in this strategic area to deny ISIS access those vital resources. And we will respond with overwhelming military force against any group that threatens the safety of our forces there," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "The short answer is, yes, it presently does" External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We are reinforcing that position, it will include some mechanized forces," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Right now there’s no disposition plans that I’m tracking,” External link

startribune Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "The message to Turkey ... is we need to move forward on these response plans and it can't be held up by their own particular concerns," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We're going to stick to our positions, and I think NATO will as well," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "very important to our national security" External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "My biggest concern with Syria and Turkey is actually Turkey-Russia," External link

polandsun Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper added : "Turkey is holding up some actions in NATO right now to the detriment of the alliance," External link

polandsun Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "My biggest concern with Syria and Turkey is actually Turkey-Russia," External link

voanews Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper added : "Turkey is holding up some actions in NATO right now to the detriment of the alliance," External link

voanews Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We're still partnering with the SDF. We're still providing assistance to them," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I'm interested in reducing our force presence," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Right now there’s no disposition plans that I’m tracking,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m interested in reducing our force presence,” External link

missoulian Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : "He shouldn't have any fear of retaliation," External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "He's trying to shrink the National Security Council back down to the size of what it was many, many years ago," External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I hope he does. I think the National Security Council staff needs to shrink and focus on coordinating between the departments," External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We're not threatening allies over this. This is a negotiation" External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : "The United States will maintain a reduced presence in Syria to deny ISIS access to oil revenue," External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m interested in reducing our force presence,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "We have directed, if you will, a stand-down that would limit Saudi participation in our U.S.-based training to classroom training only until we can do expedited vetting of all Saudi students here in the United States," External link

usaToday Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m interested in reducing our force presence,” External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : “Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests,” External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m interested in reducing our force presence,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : “Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

news18 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : “Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security inter. ests,” External link

angop Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : “Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

middleeasteye Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think Turkey has put itself in a position where it's disadvantaged itself," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

yenisafak-en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “These efforts will seek to more closely align international military student vetting procedures with those we apply to U.S. personnel,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : “Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests,” External link

asianage Wednesday, December 11, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

france24-en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper wrote : "These efforts will seek to more closely align IMS vetting procedures with those we apply to U.S. personnel," "With respect to specific training programs and personnel under their cognizance, the Secretaries of the Military Departments may take additional security measures as they see fit" External link

upi Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : “Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:14:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

firstpost Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : “Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests,” External link

themalaymailonline Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : “Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I direct the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)) to take immediate steps to strengthen personnel vetting for International Military Students (IMS), and to complete a review within 10 days of policies and procedures for screening foreign students and granting access to our bases," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think Turkey has put itself in a position where it's disadvantaged itself," External link

voanews Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

wsau Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

haaretz Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

voanews Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "We need Turkey back in the fold. They've been good allies for many years, all the way back to fighting alongside the United States in the Korean war, up to (its) presence with us in Afghanistan," External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "We tried to call (Baghdadi) out and ask him to surrender himself. He refused and went down into a subterranean area and in the process of trying to get him out, he detonated a suicide vest, we believe, and killed himself," External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "The president was taking options earlier (last) week ... (He) chose the option that we thought gave us the highest probability of success," External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

wsau Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper insisted ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region," External link

iran-daily Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper insisted ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region," External link

PressTVEnglish Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "China's economic rise has allowed it to triple its annual military spending since 2002, with estimates reaching close to $250 billion last year," External link

npr Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "China's economic rise has allowed it to triple its annual military spending since 2002, with estimates reaching close to $250 billion last year," External link

npr Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We are in a high state of readiness right now," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think we need to let the investigators of the FBI do its work and tell us, get us the facts and we’ll work out from there," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Singapore Air ) : "This agreement is indicative of the strong bonds between the United States and the Republic of Singapore, particularly with respect to our defense cooperation," External link

upi Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m not trying to pass a judgment on this,” “Today, people pull out their phones and film everything and anything that happens” External link

news-yahoo Monday, December 9, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Some one or two were filming it," External link

sentinelsource Monday, December 9, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Trump ) : "I'm not going to comment on hypotheticals. ... We'll see. I think that talks are always open. I've said, Secretary Pompeo has said, and certainly President Trump has said, we want to sit down, we want to have negotiations, and we want to reach the point where we have denuclearized North Korea," External link

koreatimes Monday, December 9, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m not trying to pass a judgment on this,” “Today, people pull out their phones and film everything and anything that happens” External link

seattletimes Monday, December 9, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “very important to our national security” External link

middleeastmonitor Monday, December 9, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “very important to our national security” External link

dhakatribune Monday, December 9, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We are in a high state of readiness right now," External link

msn-uk Monday, December 9, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Some one or two were filming it,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, December 9, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “very important to our national security” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, December 9, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “very important to our national security” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, December 9, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper added : "That remains my ambition, but I have to deal with the world I have, and so I gotta make sure at the same time I deter conflict in this case in the Middle East," External link

globalsecurity Monday, December 9, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Every day under a continuing resolution is a day we're competing with Russia and China with one hand tied behind our back," External link

globalsecurity Monday, December 9, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “very important to our national security” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, December 9, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "very important to our national security" External link

wsau Monday, December 9, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m grateful for the heroism of the first responders and law enforcement who helped confront both situations and kept further loss of life from occurring,” External link

thedailybeast Monday, December 9, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think it's actually less than US$10 million to this point" "But most of the aid went out on time," External link

unian-en Monday, December 9, 2019 1:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "very important to our national security" External link

trust2 Monday, December 9, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We are in a high state of readiness right now," External link

news-yahoo Monday, December 9, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "very important to our national security" External link

wsau Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "very important to our national security" External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Are you going to review that entire program, and are you going to try to find some better way to vet — I understand hindsight's 20/20 — some better way to vet people, foreigners, who come into this country for this kind of training for any links to extremism?” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “What's unclear is, were they filming it before it began or was it something where they picked up their phones and filmed it once they saw it unfolding?” “That may be a distinction with or without a difference. But again, that's why I think we need to let the investigation play out” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper responded : “I don't know. I'm not trying to pass a judgment on this at this point in time,” “Today, people pull out their phones and film everything and anything that happens” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "very important to our national security" External link

trust Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “No, I can’t say it’s terrorism at this time,” External link

pakobserver Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : "You know, today, people pull out their phones and film everything and anything that happens," External link

foxnews Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “At the end of the day, the bottom line is most of that aid got out on time and at no time did it have any impact on United States national security,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper remarked : “When I came onto the scene, the three things we were looking at were this: one, was the aid necessary and vital to the Ukrainians in terms of defending against Russia; No. 2, had the Ukrainians addressed corruption, and that was a congressional concern; and No. 3, were other countries in the region, other allies and partners assisting them. And given those three things we decided to support the provision of Ukrainian aid,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Every day under a continuing resolution is a day we're competing with Russia and China with one hand tied behind our back," External link

presstv Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : "You know, today, people pull out their phones and film everything and anything that happens," External link

fox35orlando Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We are in a high state of readiness right now," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : “One of the first things I did in the wake of this incident was … immediately put out an advisory to all of our bases, installations and facilities,” External link

nypost Sunday, December 8, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : “I asked that we begin a review of what our screening procedures are with regard to foreign nationals coming to the United States,” External link

nypost Sunday, December 8, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Some were detained, friends of his that were also on that base,” External link

nypost Sunday, December 8, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "At the end of the day, the bottom line is most of that aid got out on time and at no time did it have any impact on United States national security," External link

foxnews Sunday, December 8, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We've reached a point, I think, that we've deterred Iranian bad behavior," External link

foxnews Sunday, December 8, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region," External link

presstv Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m grateful for the heroism of the first responders and law enforcement who helped confront both situations and kept further loss of life from occurring,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "No, I can't say it's terrorism at this time," External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “People [are] coming out across Iraq protesting under any number of issues, whether it’s a job opportunity, economic pressures, but also saying we want Iran out of our country. And so that's a telltale sign,” External link

alarabiya-en Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “What we don’t want is [Iraq] to collapse. They’ve been good partners of ours and we need to continue to support them in the way we do currently,” External link

alarabiya-en Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think we have enough troops in Syria and if we don't we would deploy additional troops that's one of the things I keep in close contact about with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff" External link

globalsecurity Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "The coalition is talking a lot again. We could see some allies want to volunteer troops [...] If an allied country, a NATO country, decided to give us 50 people, I might be able to turn off 50 people" External link

globalsecurity Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We took a pause on this technology some years ago, when we had a clear lead, and what we're doing now is playing catch-up. So the [Defense] Department is investing every dollar we can, every dollar that we can, you know, physically use to ensure that we gain an advantage on hypersonics" External link

globalsecurity Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "But nothing in terms of the numbers 14,000 -- it's just a completely false report," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think we need to let the investigators, the FBI, do its work ... get us the facts and we'll move out from there," External link

npr Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:34:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We took a pause on these technologies some years ago, when we had a clear lead. And what we are doing now, we are planning catchup," External link

itartass_en Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Mark Esper ) : “Those are false reports," Esper said of the media's coverage this week that the U.S. was considering sending up to 14,000 more troops to the Middle East. "I don't know where they came from". "We've deployed 14,000 troops since May of this year. But right now, I'm not looking at any major deployments coming up in the region,” External link

foxnews Sunday, December 8, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they’ve been properly screened,” External link

wsvn Sunday, December 8, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think we have enough troops in Syria and if we don’t we would deploy additional troops — that’s one of the things I keep in close contact about with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff" External link

trendnews-az Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “The coalition is talking a lot again. We could see some allies want to volunteer troops [...] If an allied country, a NATO country, decided to give us 50 people, I might be able to turn off 50 people” External link

trendnews-az Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : “I can’t say it’s terrorism at this time,” External link

foxnews Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they've been properly screened," External link

wesh Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think we need to let the investigators, the FBI, do its work ... get us the facts and we'll move out from there," External link

npr Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they've been properly screened," External link

wlwt Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:49:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they've been properly screened," External link

wyff4 Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : “No, I can’t say it’s terrorism at this time,” External link

GulfDailyNews Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:44:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they've been properly screened," External link

wcvb Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they've been properly screened," External link

Koat Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they've been properly screened," External link

kcci Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they’ve been properly screened,” External link

wsvn Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:55:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : “No, I can’t say it’s terrorism at this time,” External link

alarabiya-en Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "No, I can't say it's terrorism at this time," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "No, I can't say it's terrorism at this time," External link

trust Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "I want to make sure that we're doing our due diligence to understand: What are our procedures? Is it sufficient?" External link

news-yahoo Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "I don't see this undermining the deeper relationship we've had with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for decades," External link

upi Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they’ve been properly screened,” External link

wqad Saturday, December 7, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they've been properly screened," External link

foxcarolina Saturday, December 7, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : “I want to make sure that we’re doing our due diligence to understand: What are our procedures? Is it sufficient?” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Reports of this are flat out wrong” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I want to make sure we're doing our due diligence," External link

ABCnews Saturday, December 7, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "But nothing in terms of the numbers - 14,000 - it's just a completely false report," External link

hurriyetdailynews Saturday, December 7, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : "I want to make sure that we're doing our due diligence to understand: What are our procedures? Is it sufficient?" External link

yenisafak-en Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they've been properly screened," External link

wrcbtv Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “But nothing in terms of the numbers – 14,000 – it’s just a completely false report,” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper disse : "Tomamos esta decisão como sinal de boa vontade para contribuir a uma atmosfera propícia à diplomacia e ao avanço da paz" External link

correiobraziliense Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Reports of this are flat out wrong" External link

yenisafak-en Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Is it sufficient [et cetera, et cetera] and it may not be -- it may be the vetting -- are we also screening persons coming to make sure that they have, you know, their life in order, you know, their mental health is adequate," "So we need to look at all that" External link

fox35orlando Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : “I want to make sure that we’re doing our due diligence to understand: What are our procedures? Is it sufficient?” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 7, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : “I want to make sure that we’re doing our due diligence to understand: What are our procedures? Is it sufficient?” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, December 7, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "But nothing in terms of the numbers – 14,000 -- it's just a completely false report," External link

rferl Saturday, December 7, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Is it sufficient [et cetera, et cetera] and it may not be -- it may be the vetting -- are we also screening persons coming to make sure that they have, you know, their life in order, you know, their mental health is adequate," "So we need to look at all that" External link

foxnews Saturday, December 7, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about David Morgan ) : "I've spoken with the Secretary of the Navy, and Deputy Secretary (David) Norquist and am considering several steps to ensure the security of our military installations and the safety of our service members and their families," "I'm grateful for the heroism of the first responders and law enforcement who helped confront both situations and kept further loss of life from occurring" External link

news-yahoo Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "But nothing in terms of the numbers – 14,000 - it's just a completely false report," External link

thenational Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : “I want to make sure that we’re doing our due diligence to understand: What are our procedures? Is it sufficient?” External link

nst Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "I want to make sure that we're doing our due diligence to understand: What are our procedures? Is it sufficient?" External link

trust2 Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "I want to make sure that we're doing our due diligence to understand: What are our procedures? Is it sufficient?" External link

trust Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:28:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "But nothing in terms of the numbers – 14,000 - it's just a completely false report," External link

wsau Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "We are where we are, there is no movement at this point," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, December 7, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Reports of this are flat out wrong,” External link

ibtimes Friday, December 6, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Reports of this are flat out wrong" External link

aa-en Friday, December 6, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Reports of this are flat out wrong" External link

haberler-en Friday, December 6, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “As the Department has stated repeatedly, we were never discussing or considering sending 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East. Reports of this are flat out wrong,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, December 6, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "The coalition is talking a lot again. We could see some allies want to volunteer troops," External link

globalsecurity Friday, December 6, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper added : "If an allied country, a NATO country, decided to give us 50 people, I might be able to turn off 50 people," External link

globalsecurity Friday, December 6, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "We are where we are, there is no movement at this point," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, December 6, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper dijo : "Puedo controlar lo que puedo controlar" External link

wsoctv Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper souligné : "Cette proposition était contraire à ce que nous avions décidé et aux déclarations publiques de Spencer" "Le général Milley et moi-même avons été totalement pris au dépourvu par cette information et nous avons réalisé qu'elle discréditait tout ce que nous disions au président" External link

lexpress Monday, November 25, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper prohlásil : "Zvažujeme-li úpravy - posílení nebo omezení výcviku a manévrů - děláme to ve spolupráci s našimi jihokorejskými partnery. Nejde o ústupek KLDR, ale o prostředek k udržení diplomatických kanálů," External link

ceskenoviny-en Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper déclaré : "Je suis convaincu que cela a été mené librement et manière juste, sans influence extérieure" External link

lnc Friday, November 15, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper déclaré : "maintenir notre niveau de préparation militaire, éviter un conflit et si pour une raison ou une autre, un conflit devait se produire, être prêts à combattre et à vaincre" External link

afp-fr Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper dijo : “Están alejándose de la órbita occidental, si quiere verlo así” External link

wsoctv Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper comentó : “Tenemos fuerzas estadounidenses probablemente atrapadas entre dos ejércitos enemigos en avance y es una situación insostenible” External link

wsoctv Monday, October 14, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper řekl : "Neopustili jsme Kurdy. To chci jasně říci," External link

ceskenoviny-en Sunday, October 13, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper řekl : "Neopustili jsme Kurdy. To chci jasně říci," External link

ceskenoviny-en Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper amesema : “Tutashirikiana kushinikiza kuwasilishwa kwa vifaa vya kijeshi” External link

mtanzania Monday, September 23, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper amesema : "Tutashirikiana kushinikiza kuwasilishwa kwa vifaa vya kijeshi" External link

bbc-swahili Sunday, September 22, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper aliwaambia : "Tunapenda kufanya hivyo mapema badala ya baadaye," External link

jamiiforums Monday, August 5, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT



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Mark Esper said : “We're looking at that right now. We can always strive to do better. But at the same time, these are communities. We've got to balance out all those interests. But yeah, we should and can do better. And we're looking at that right now. And I work closely with the service secretaries and the service chiefs to get that right,” External link

foxnews Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “No. I asked, and I never got an answer,” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “The commander in chief has certain constitutional rights and powers which he is free to exercise, as many presidents have done in the past,” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "The commander feels confident we can go down to a lower level without jeopardizing our ability to ensure that Afghanistan doesn't become a safe haven for terrorism," External link

wrcbtv Sunday, December 15, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "The commander feels confident we can go down to a lower level without jeopardizing our ability to ensure that Afghanistan doesn't become a safe haven for terrorism," External link

nbcnews Sunday, December 15, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “We watch closely as do South Korea and Japan … the State Department is trying to get them to the table, because the only way forward is through a diplomatic and political agreement,” External link

dailytimesPK Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Our alliances are not transactional ones. Rather, they are rooted in mutual respect, common values and a shared willingness to fight for them,” “Much of the world looks to the United States as the global security partner of choice. Not only because of our superior military capabilities and equipment, but also because of our values” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, December 14, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “We watch closely as do South Korea and Japan ... the State Department is trying to get them to the table, because the only way forward is through a diplomatic and political agreement,” External link

iran-daily Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “We watch closely as do South Korea and Japan … the State Department is trying to get them to the table, because the only way forward is through a diplomatic and political agreement,” External link

cyprus-mail Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Next week in Washington DC, the United States will host the second ever India two-plus-two ministerial, where we will continue to advance our growing partnership as our strategic interests align," External link

economictimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "As you could see, our resolve to uphold a free and open Indo-Pacific is deep-rooted and is only growing stronger in the face of efforts to undermine it," External link

economictimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments," External link

timesofindia Saturday, December 14, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We live up to our obligations, and our obligation, our agreement, our understanding with the Kurds was this, that we would work together to fight in Syria to defeat ISIS," "But nowhere, at no point in time did we tell the Kurds, we will assist you in establishing an autonomous Kurdish state in Syria nor would we fight against the longstanding ally Turkey on your behalf" External link

globalsecurity Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Next week in Washington DC, the United States will host the second ever India two-plus-two ministerial, where we will continue to advance our growing partnership as our strategic interests align," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "As you could see, our resolve to uphold a free and open Indo-Pacific is deep-rooted and is only growing stronger in the face of efforts to undermine it," External link

business-standard Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m interested in reducing our force presence,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "They already have the nuclear weapons, and now they're trying to develop an (intercontinental ballistic missile), and that becomes a direct threat to our homeland," External link

koreatimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “We are focussed on internationalising the response to Iran’s aggression by encouraging increased burden sharing and cooperation among our allies and partners,” External link

Hindu Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Through these actions, we are sending a clear message to Iran that the international community will not tolerate its bad behaviour,” External link

Hindu Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “In Syria and Iraq, the United States has achieved great success, working alongside our partner forces to destroy ISIS’s physical caliphate and liberate millions of people living under its barbaric rule. This includes the successful operations that resulted in the death of ISIS’s founder and leader Bakr al-Baghdadi as well as one of his top deputies,” External link

Hindu Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Next week in Washington DC, the United States will host the second ever India two-plus-two ministerial, where we will continue to advance our growing partnership as our strategic interests align," External link

nampa Saturday, December 14, 2019 5:54:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper disse : "Não acho que seja uma transação. É uma obrigação" External link

uol Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:00:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:49:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper disse : "Não acho que seja uma transação. É uma obrigação" External link

em Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Our alliances are not transactional ones. Rather, they are rooted in mutual respect, common values and a shared willingness to fight for them," "Much of the world looks to the United States as the global security partner of choice. Not only because of our superior military capabilities and equipment, but also because of our values" External link

digitaljournal Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Our alliances are not transactional ones. Rather, they are rooted in mutual respect, common values and a shared willingness to fight for them," "Much of the world looks to the United States as the global security partner of choice. Not only because of our superior military capabilities and equipment, but also because of our values" External link

yahoo-au Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

taipeitimes Friday, December 13, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper added ( about US Air Force ) : “Today, US Air Force 30th Space Wing and DoD Chief Technology Officer Strategic Capabilities Office successfully tested a prototype conventional, ground-launched ballistic missile. Congrats to the joint government-industry team for going from concept to launch in less than 9 months!” External link

airforcetechnology Friday, December 13, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper added : “The test team began work after the US suspended its INF obligations in February 2019. It usually takes 24 months to plan and execute such a test. This achievement demonstrates America’s ability to respond to critical national security challenges” External link

airforcetechnology Friday, December 13, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m interested in reducing our force presence,” External link

BakhtarNewsAgency-en Friday, December 13, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think it means a few things" External link

globalsecurity Friday, December 13, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Once we develop intermediate-range missiles and if my commanders require them then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments" External link

globalsecurity Friday, December 13, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think it means a few things" External link

trendnews-az Friday, December 13, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, December 13, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

voanews-sw Friday, December 13, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments," External link

polandsun Friday, December 13, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region," External link

middleeasteye Friday, December 13, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

voanews Friday, December 13, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

therepublic Friday, December 13, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

seattletimes Friday, December 13, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

tribtown Friday, December 13, 2019 1:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Once we develop intermediate-range missiles, and if my commanders require them, then we will work closely and consult closely with our allies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere with regards to any possible deployments,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 13, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : “We’re going to look for all foreign nationals coming into the United States to make sure we have the best, strongest vetting procedures we have, so we’re confident that regardless of where folks come from, that we know who’s coming to our country,” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper afirmou : "Estou mais preocupado com a expansão da Rússia no Egipto, na Arábia Saudita e em outros lugares" External link

portalangop Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : “We’re going to look for all foreign nationals coming into the United States to make sure we have the best, strongest vetting procedures we have, so we’re confident that regardless of where folks come from, that we know who’s coming to our country,” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : "I spoke with the President on Sunday. He gave me the order that Eddie Gallagher will retain his Trident pin," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Richard Spencer ) : "We learned that several days prior, Secretary Spencer had proposed a deal whereby if the President allowed the Navy to handle the case, he would guarantee that Eddie Gallagher would be restored to rank, allowed to retain his Trident and permitted to retire," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "China's unilateral efforts to assert illegitimate maritime claims threaten other nations' access to vital natural resources, undermine the stability of regional energy markets, and increase the risk of conflict," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "My biggest concern with Syria and Turkey is actually Turkey-Russia," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper added : "Turkey is holding up some actions in NATO right now to the detriment of the alliance," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "It will be relatively static around that number. But if we see things happen ... I can dial up a little bit," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "The coalition is talking a lot again. We could see some allies want to volunteer troops," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "There's no movement at this point," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think it was a positive move forward," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We see them spinning closer to Russia's orbit than in the Western orbit and I think that is unfortunate," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "U.S. troops will remain positioned in this strategic area to deny ISIS access those vital resources. And we will respond with overwhelming military force against any group that threatens the safety of our forces there," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "The short answer is, yes, it presently does" External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We are reinforcing that position, it will include some mechanized forces," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Right now there’s no disposition plans that I’m tracking,” External link

startribune Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "The message to Turkey ... is we need to move forward on these response plans and it can't be held up by their own particular concerns," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We're going to stick to our positions, and I think NATO will as well," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "very important to our national security" External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "My biggest concern with Syria and Turkey is actually Turkey-Russia," External link

polandsun Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper added : "Turkey is holding up some actions in NATO right now to the detriment of the alliance," External link

polandsun Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "My biggest concern with Syria and Turkey is actually Turkey-Russia," External link

voanews Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper added : "Turkey is holding up some actions in NATO right now to the detriment of the alliance," External link

voanews Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We're still partnering with the SDF. We're still providing assistance to them," External link

trust2 Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I'm interested in reducing our force presence," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Right now there’s no disposition plans that I’m tracking,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m interested in reducing our force presence,” External link

missoulian Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : "He shouldn't have any fear of retaliation," External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "He's trying to shrink the National Security Council back down to the size of what it was many, many years ago," External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I hope he does. I think the National Security Council staff needs to shrink and focus on coordinating between the departments," External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We're not threatening allies over this. This is a negotiation" External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : "The United States will maintain a reduced presence in Syria to deny ISIS access to oil revenue," External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m interested in reducing our force presence,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "We have directed, if you will, a stand-down that would limit Saudi participation in our U.S.-based training to classroom training only until we can do expedited vetting of all Saudi students here in the United States," External link

usaToday Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m interested in reducing our force presence,” External link

clickondetroit Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : “Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests,” External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m interested in reducing our force presence,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : “Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

news18 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : “Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security inter. ests,” External link

angop Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : “Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

middleeasteye Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think Turkey has put itself in a position where it's disadvantaged itself," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

yenisafak-en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “These efforts will seek to more closely align international military student vetting procedures with those we apply to U.S. personnel,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : “Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests,” External link

asianage Wednesday, December 11, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

france24-en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper wrote : "These efforts will seek to more closely align IMS vetting procedures with those we apply to U.S. personnel," "With respect to specific training programs and personnel under their cognizance, the Secretaries of the Military Departments may take additional security measures as they see fit" External link

upi Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : “Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:14:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

firstpost Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : “Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests,” External link

themalaymailonline Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : “Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I direct the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)) to take immediate steps to strengthen personnel vetting for International Military Students (IMS), and to complete a review within 10 days of policies and procedures for screening foreign students and granting access to our bases," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think Turkey has put itself in a position where it's disadvantaged itself," External link

voanews Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

wsau Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

haaretz Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

voanews Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "We need Turkey back in the fold. They've been good allies for many years, all the way back to fighting alongside the United States in the Korean war, up to (its) presence with us in Afghanistan," External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "We tried to call (Baghdadi) out and ask him to surrender himself. He refused and went down into a subterranean area and in the process of trying to get him out, he detonated a suicide vest, we believe, and killed himself," External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "The president was taking options earlier (last) week ... (He) chose the option that we thought gave us the highest probability of success," External link

trust2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region. We share mutual security interests," External link

wsau Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper insisted ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region," External link

iran-daily Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper insisted ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region," External link

PressTVEnglish Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "China's economic rise has allowed it to triple its annual military spending since 2002, with estimates reaching close to $250 billion last year," External link

npr Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "China's economic rise has allowed it to triple its annual military spending since 2002, with estimates reaching close to $250 billion last year," External link

npr Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We are in a high state of readiness right now," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think we need to let the investigators of the FBI do its work and tell us, get us the facts and we’ll work out from there," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Singapore Air ) : "This agreement is indicative of the strong bonds between the United States and the Republic of Singapore, particularly with respect to our defense cooperation," External link

upi Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m not trying to pass a judgment on this,” “Today, people pull out their phones and film everything and anything that happens” External link

news-yahoo Monday, December 9, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Some one or two were filming it," External link

sentinelsource Monday, December 9, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Trump ) : "I'm not going to comment on hypotheticals. ... We'll see. I think that talks are always open. I've said, Secretary Pompeo has said, and certainly President Trump has said, we want to sit down, we want to have negotiations, and we want to reach the point where we have denuclearized North Korea," External link

koreatimes Monday, December 9, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m not trying to pass a judgment on this,” “Today, people pull out their phones and film everything and anything that happens” External link

seattletimes Monday, December 9, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “very important to our national security” External link

middleeastmonitor Monday, December 9, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “very important to our national security” External link

dhakatribune Monday, December 9, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We are in a high state of readiness right now," External link

msn-uk Monday, December 9, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Some one or two were filming it,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, December 9, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “very important to our national security” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, December 9, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “very important to our national security” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, December 9, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper added : "That remains my ambition, but I have to deal with the world I have, and so I gotta make sure at the same time I deter conflict in this case in the Middle East," External link

globalsecurity Monday, December 9, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Every day under a continuing resolution is a day we're competing with Russia and China with one hand tied behind our back," External link

globalsecurity Monday, December 9, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “very important to our national security” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, December 9, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "very important to our national security" External link

wsau Monday, December 9, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m grateful for the heroism of the first responders and law enforcement who helped confront both situations and kept further loss of life from occurring,” External link

thedailybeast Monday, December 9, 2019 2:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think it's actually less than US$10 million to this point" "But most of the aid went out on time," External link

unian-en Monday, December 9, 2019 1:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "very important to our national security" External link

trust2 Monday, December 9, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We are in a high state of readiness right now," External link

news-yahoo Monday, December 9, 2019 12:37:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "very important to our national security" External link

wsau Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "very important to our national security" External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Are you going to review that entire program, and are you going to try to find some better way to vet — I understand hindsight's 20/20 — some better way to vet people, foreigners, who come into this country for this kind of training for any links to extremism?” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “What's unclear is, were they filming it before it began or was it something where they picked up their phones and filmed it once they saw it unfolding?” “That may be a distinction with or without a difference. But again, that's why I think we need to let the investigation play out” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper responded : “I don't know. I'm not trying to pass a judgment on this at this point in time,” “Today, people pull out their phones and film everything and anything that happens” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "very important to our national security" External link

trust Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “No, I can’t say it’s terrorism at this time,” External link

pakobserver Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : "You know, today, people pull out their phones and film everything and anything that happens," External link

foxnews Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “At the end of the day, the bottom line is most of that aid got out on time and at no time did it have any impact on United States national security,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper remarked : “When I came onto the scene, the three things we were looking at were this: one, was the aid necessary and vital to the Ukrainians in terms of defending against Russia; No. 2, had the Ukrainians addressed corruption, and that was a congressional concern; and No. 3, were other countries in the region, other allies and partners assisting them. And given those three things we decided to support the provision of Ukrainian aid,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Every day under a continuing resolution is a day we're competing with Russia and China with one hand tied behind our back," External link

presstv Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : "You know, today, people pull out their phones and film everything and anything that happens," External link

fox35orlando Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We are in a high state of readiness right now," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : “One of the first things I did in the wake of this incident was … immediately put out an advisory to all of our bases, installations and facilities,” External link

nypost Sunday, December 8, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : “I asked that we begin a review of what our screening procedures are with regard to foreign nationals coming to the United States,” External link

nypost Sunday, December 8, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Some were detained, friends of his that were also on that base,” External link

nypost Sunday, December 8, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "At the end of the day, the bottom line is most of that aid got out on time and at no time did it have any impact on United States national security," External link

foxnews Sunday, December 8, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We've reached a point, I think, that we've deterred Iranian bad behavior," External link

foxnews Sunday, December 8, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia is a longstanding partner of ours in the region," External link

presstv Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I’m grateful for the heroism of the first responders and law enforcement who helped confront both situations and kept further loss of life from occurring,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "No, I can't say it's terrorism at this time," External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “People [are] coming out across Iraq protesting under any number of issues, whether it’s a job opportunity, economic pressures, but also saying we want Iran out of our country. And so that's a telltale sign,” External link

alarabiya-en Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “What we don’t want is [Iraq] to collapse. They’ve been good partners of ours and we need to continue to support them in the way we do currently,” External link

alarabiya-en Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think we have enough troops in Syria and if we don't we would deploy additional troops that's one of the things I keep in close contact about with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff" External link

globalsecurity Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "The coalition is talking a lot again. We could see some allies want to volunteer troops [...] If an allied country, a NATO country, decided to give us 50 people, I might be able to turn off 50 people" External link

globalsecurity Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We took a pause on this technology some years ago, when we had a clear lead, and what we're doing now is playing catch-up. So the [Defense] Department is investing every dollar we can, every dollar that we can, you know, physically use to ensure that we gain an advantage on hypersonics" External link

globalsecurity Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "But nothing in terms of the numbers 14,000 -- it's just a completely false report," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, December 8, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think we need to let the investigators, the FBI, do its work ... get us the facts and we'll move out from there," External link

npr Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:34:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "We took a pause on these technologies some years ago, when we had a clear lead. And what we are doing now, we are planning catchup," External link

itartass_en Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Mark Esper ) : “Those are false reports," Esper said of the media's coverage this week that the U.S. was considering sending up to 14,000 more troops to the Middle East. "I don't know where they came from". "We've deployed 14,000 troops since May of this year. But right now, I'm not looking at any major deployments coming up in the region,” External link

foxnews Sunday, December 8, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they’ve been properly screened,” External link

wsvn Sunday, December 8, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think we have enough troops in Syria and if we don’t we would deploy additional troops — that’s one of the things I keep in close contact about with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff" External link

trendnews-az Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “The coalition is talking a lot again. We could see some allies want to volunteer troops [...] If an allied country, a NATO country, decided to give us 50 people, I might be able to turn off 50 people” External link

trendnews-az Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : “I can’t say it’s terrorism at this time,” External link

foxnews Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they've been properly screened," External link

wesh Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I think we need to let the investigators, the FBI, do its work ... get us the facts and we'll move out from there," External link

npr Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they've been properly screened," External link

wlwt Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:49:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they've been properly screened," External link

wyff4 Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : “No, I can’t say it’s terrorism at this time,” External link

GulfDailyNews Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:44:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they've been properly screened," External link

wcvb Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they've been properly screened," External link

Koat Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they've been properly screened," External link

kcci Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they’ve been properly screened,” External link

wsvn Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:55:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : “No, I can’t say it’s terrorism at this time,” External link

alarabiya-en Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "No, I can't say it's terrorism at this time," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "No, I can't say it's terrorism at this time," External link

trust Sunday, December 8, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "I want to make sure that we're doing our due diligence to understand: What are our procedures? Is it sufficient?" External link

news-yahoo Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about Saudi ) : "I don't see this undermining the deeper relationship we've had with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for decades," External link

upi Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they’ve been properly screened,” External link

wqad Saturday, December 7, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they've been properly screened," External link

foxcarolina Saturday, December 7, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : “I want to make sure that we’re doing our due diligence to understand: What are our procedures? Is it sufficient?” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Reports of this are flat out wrong” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I want to make sure we're doing our due diligence," External link

ABCnews Saturday, December 7, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "But nothing in terms of the numbers - 14,000 - it's just a completely false report," External link

hurriyetdailynews Saturday, December 7, 2019 2:20:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper told : "I want to make sure that we're doing our due diligence to understand: What are our procedures? Is it sufficient?" External link

yenisafak-en Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "I also talked about our team looking at the measures we have in place to ensure proper vetting and screening of foreign students as they come to our country to make sure we understand we have a good handle on who they are and that they've been properly screened," External link

wrcbtv Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “But nothing in terms of the numbers – 14,000 – it’s just a completely false report,” External link

egyptindependent Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper disse : "Tomamos esta decisão como sinal de boa vontade para contribuir a uma atmosfera propícia à diplomacia e ao avanço da paz" External link

correiobraziliense Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Reports of this are flat out wrong" External link

yenisafak-en Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Is it sufficient [et cetera, et cetera] and it may not be -- it may be the vetting -- are we also screening persons coming to make sure that they have, you know, their life in order, you know, their mental health is adequate," "So we need to look at all that" External link

fox35orlando Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : “I want to make sure that we’re doing our due diligence to understand: What are our procedures? Is it sufficient?” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 7, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : “I want to make sure that we’re doing our due diligence to understand: What are our procedures? Is it sufficient?” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, December 7, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "But nothing in terms of the numbers – 14,000 -- it's just a completely false report," External link

rferl Saturday, December 7, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Is it sufficient [et cetera, et cetera] and it may not be -- it may be the vetting -- are we also screening persons coming to make sure that they have, you know, their life in order, you know, their mental health is adequate," "So we need to look at all that" External link

foxnews Saturday, December 7, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about David Morgan ) : "I've spoken with the Secretary of the Navy, and Deputy Secretary (David) Norquist and am considering several steps to ensure the security of our military installations and the safety of our service members and their families," "I'm grateful for the heroism of the first responders and law enforcement who helped confront both situations and kept further loss of life from occurring" External link

news-yahoo Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "But nothing in terms of the numbers – 14,000 - it's just a completely false report," External link

thenational Saturday, December 7, 2019 5:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : “I want to make sure that we’re doing our due diligence to understand: What are our procedures? Is it sufficient?” External link

nst Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "I want to make sure that we're doing our due diligence to understand: What are our procedures? Is it sufficient?" External link

trust2 Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "I want to make sure that we're doing our due diligence to understand: What are our procedures? Is it sufficient?" External link

trust Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:28:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : "But nothing in terms of the numbers – 14,000 - it's just a completely false report," External link

wsau Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "We are where we are, there is no movement at this point," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, December 7, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said : “Reports of this are flat out wrong,” External link

ibtimes Friday, December 6, 2019 10:31:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Reports of this are flat out wrong" External link

aa-en Friday, December 6, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "Reports of this are flat out wrong" External link

haberler-en Friday, December 6, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : “As the Department has stated repeatedly, we were never discussing or considering sending 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East. Reports of this are flat out wrong,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, December 6, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said : "The coalition is talking a lot again. We could see some allies want to volunteer troops," External link

globalsecurity Friday, December 6, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper added : "If an allied country, a NATO country, decided to give us 50 people, I might be able to turn off 50 people," External link

globalsecurity Friday, December 6, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper told : "We are where we are, there is no movement at this point," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, December 6, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper dijo : "Puedo controlar lo que puedo controlar" External link

wsoctv Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper souligné : "Cette proposition était contraire à ce que nous avions décidé et aux déclarations publiques de Spencer" "Le général Milley et moi-même avons été totalement pris au dépourvu par cette information et nous avons réalisé qu'elle discréditait tout ce que nous disions au président" External link

lexpress Monday, November 25, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper prohlásil : "Zvažujeme-li úpravy - posílení nebo omezení výcviku a manévrů - děláme to ve spolupráci s našimi jihokorejskými partnery. Nejde o ústupek KLDR, ale o prostředek k udržení diplomatických kanálů," External link

ceskenoviny-en Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper déclaré : "Je suis convaincu que cela a été mené librement et manière juste, sans influence extérieure" External link

lnc Friday, November 15, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper déclaré : "maintenir notre niveau de préparation militaire, éviter un conflit et si pour une raison ou une autre, un conflit devait se produire, être prêts à combattre et à vaincre" External link

afp-fr Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper dijo : “Están alejándose de la órbita occidental, si quiere verlo así” External link

wsoctv Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper comentó : “Tenemos fuerzas estadounidenses probablemente atrapadas entre dos ejércitos enemigos en avance y es una situación insostenible” External link

wsoctv Monday, October 14, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper řekl : "Neopustili jsme Kurdy. To chci jasně říci," External link

ceskenoviny-en Sunday, October 13, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper řekl : "Neopustili jsme Kurdy. To chci jasně říci," External link

ceskenoviny-en Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper amesema : “Tutashirikiana kushinikiza kuwasilishwa kwa vifaa vya kijeshi” External link

mtanzania Monday, September 23, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper amesema : "Tutashirikiana kushinikiza kuwasilishwa kwa vifaa vya kijeshi" External link

bbc-swahili Sunday, September 22, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper aliwaambia : "Tunapenda kufanya hivyo mapema badala ya baadaye," External link

jamiiforums Monday, August 5, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT



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