Mark Esper

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Defense Secretary Mark Esper
Mark Esper says he "didn't see" evidence supporting President Donald Trump's claim that Iran was planning to attack four U.S. embassies.
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Major General Qasem Soleimani, pictured here on April 11, 2016, was reportedly killed Friday in Iraq.
"It's like Iran killing the head of the CIA or the Mossad on foreign soil."
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper, pictured here in October 2019, on Thursday indicated the U.S. is willing to launch pre-emptive strikes on Iranian-backed militias in Iraq.
"We're back to preemptive wars now! Dick Cheney might as well be president."