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Army Secretary Mark T. Esper, a former Army officer, worked for seven years as a top lobbyist for defense contractor Raytheon.

  • Jul 16, 2019

Richard V. Spencer became acting defense secretary to comply with federal law as Mark T. Esper seeks Senate confirmation to take on the role permanently.  

  • Jul 15, 2019

Gen. Mark Milley, president’s pick to become next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, vowed to provide independent advice.

  • Jul 11, 2019

Adm. William Moran was due to take over as chief of naval operations on Aug. 1.

  • Jul 8, 2019

The president avoided partisan attacks, and the Pentagon showed off its aircraft.

  • Jul 4, 2019

Pentagon plans to use creative accounting to handle the military portion of the event.

  • Jul 3, 2019

White House aides have been focused on trying to avoid a situation like January 2017, when the new president was enraged that his inaugural audience was notably smaller than Barack Obama’s in 2009.

  • Jul 3, 2019

The White House is also giving VIP tickets to GOP donors and political appointees for an event that traditionally has been a nonpartisan celebration of the nation’s founding.

  • Jul 2, 2019

The tanks and other armored vehicles arrived in Washington for the Fourth of July celebration.

  • Jul 2, 2019

Send in your questions for a live discussion at 12:30 P.M. ET Tuesday.

  • Nov 27, 2018
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