16 iulie 2019

Overnight Defense: Esper officially nominated for Defense secretary | Navy secretary takes over as acting Pentagon chief | Pentagon still silent on Turkey getting Russian missile system


Happy Monday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I'm Rebecca Kheel, and here's your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the newsletter. THE TOPLINE: As of Monday afternoon, the Pentagon has its third interim leader of the year. The White House officially sent the Senate the paperwork nominating Mark Esper to be Defense secretary at 3:04 p.m. That means Esper stepped down from being acting Defense secretary and is back to [...]