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Trump fires defense secretary Mark Esper

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump said he had “terminated” Defense Secretary Mark Esper offering an unceremonious exit for the Pentagon chief after public policy clashes. President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Esper arrived at the Pentagon about an hour

Pentagon chief in Afghanistan to kickstart Taliban talks

KABUL: US Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday in a bid to bring talks with the Taliban back on track after President Donald Trump abruptly broke off negotiations last month seeking to end the United States’ longest