The U.S. Senate has received President Trump’s nomination of Mark Esper to be the U.S. Secretary of Defense. While his nomination is being considered, Esper has officially ceased to be the acting defense secretary and is solely serving as Army secretary. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer is now serving as the acting defense secretary and the senior team supporting the office of the secretary of defense remains in place, Pentagon Chief Spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement. This ...


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