The White House will nominate U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper to be the next defense secretary “shortly” in a move that will shake up both the U.S. Army and Navy, according to a Pentagon official. Last month, Esper became acting defense secretary, taking over following the resignation of Pat Shanahan. But once the White House formally submits Esper’s nomination as defense secretary to Congress, he will have to return to his former post of Army secretary due to stipulations ...


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