U.S., France to discuss Strait of Hormuz navy coordination
Friday, 6 September 2019 Defense Secretary Mark Esper and his French counterpart will discuss on Saturday how France's navy could coordinate with Washington to ensure freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz, a senior U.S. defense official said on Friday.
General Mark Milley said accompanying the president for a photo op preceded by a violent crackdown on protesters created the perception "of the military involved in domestic politics." This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Secretary of the Army spoke out about bases honoring Confederate leaders. According to Business Insider, they both are open to talking about renaming the bases. The statement comes after two weeks of nationwide protests over police brutality and systemic racism. In the past, Army officials said they had “"no plans to rename any street or installation.
When US Defense Secretary Mark Esper publicly split with President Donald Trump amid nationwide protests, he was gambling with his career. Business Insider reports Trump was furious with Esper for not supporting him in sending in active-duty US troops to forcefully subdue protests. Trump has repeatedly said he wants to "deploy the United States military" to stamp out the demonstrations, triggered by the death of George Floyd.