Trump Fires Defence Secretary Mark Esper

U.S Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump listens during the daily White House coronavirus press briefing. Source: (WIN MCNAMEE/GETTY IMAGES)

President Trump has dismissed Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday, saying in a Twitter post that he had “terminated” his Pentagon chief and replaced him with a new acting secretary.

Mr. Trump appointed Christopher Miller, who had been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, to be acting secretary of defense.


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