Dr. Mark T. Esper (@EsperDoD)

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27th SECDEF to the @DeptofDefense. Proud husband, father, and Gulf War veteran.

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2019-06-21 21:38:34

We will be hosting an open-forum town hall this week. If you have questions about your military (on recent events, COVID, developments in the South China Sea, civil unrest, etc.), please post them as a comment. Be sure to include your full name & where you’re stationed or living.

We will be hosting an open-forum town hall this week. If you have questions about your military (on recent events, COVID, developments in the South China Sea, civil unrest, etc.), please post them as a comment. Be sure to include your full name & where you’re stationed or living.

Discussed the threats of Russia, China, and other #highnorth security concerns with my Norwegian counterpart, @BakkeJensen.

Discussed the threats of Russia, China, and other  #highnorth security concerns with my Norwegian counterpart,  @Frank Bakke-Jensen.

Respect.

Respect.

Goodwill and best wishes do not secure freedom. Strength does. You have the watch in the South China Sea, @USNavy, #USSNimitz, & #USSRonaldReagan.

Goodwill and best wishes do not secure freedom. Strength does. You have the watch in the South China Sea,  @U.S. Navy,  #USSNimitz, &  #USSRonaldReagan.

We warned them, and now: billions in drug profits denied, hundreds of thousands of pounds of cocaine seized, one drug lab leveled.

We warned them, and now: billions in drug profits denied, hundreds of thousands of pounds of cocaine seized, one drug lab leveled.

Our brief from Southern Command today: 75% more surveillance aircraft and 65% more ships are disrupting drugs, saving American lives, and pressuring the oppressive Maduro regime of Venezuela. Good work, @Southcom. 3

Our brief from Southern Command today: 75% more surveillance aircraft and 65% more ships are disrupting drugs, saving American lives, and pressuring the oppressive Maduro regime of Venezuela. Good work,  @U.S. Southern Command.

WATCH LIVE: @POTUS Donald J. Trump & @EsperDoD deliver remarks & attend a briefing on @Southcom enhanced counternarcotics operations in Doral, Fla., today at 12:35 p.m. EDT.

WATCH LIVE:  @President Trump Donald J. Trump &  @Dr. Mark T. Esper deliver remarks & attend a briefing on  @U.S. Southern Command enhanced counternarcotics operations in Doral, Fla., today at 12:35 p.m. EDT.

 #GenMilley to  #HASC: "We as a nation and as a military are still struggling with racism, and we have much work to do. We who wear the cloth of our Nation understand that cohesion is a force multiplier – divisiveness leads to defeat."

At all times, we take force protection seriously.

At all times, we take force protection seriously.

On June 17, I announced three new initiatives aimed at advancing equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion across our Force.

On June 17, I announced three new initiatives aimed at advancing equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion across our Force.

To be clear: no active duty military units engaged protesters or otherwise took direct part in civilian law enforcement or Federal protection missions in the District of Columbia or anywhere else in the country.

To be clear: no active duty military units engaged protesters or otherwise took direct part in civilian law enforcement or Federal protection missions in the District of Columbia or anywhere else in the country.

At the height of the civil unrest, more than 43,000 National Guard personnel were called upon by Governors across the country to uphold the rule of law, safeguard life and property, and protect the rights of Americans to protest safely and peacefully.

At the height of the civil unrest, more than 43,000 National Guard personnel were called upon by Governors across the country to uphold the rule of law, safeguard life and property, and protect the rights of Americans to protest safely and peacefully.

No matter the challenges or circumstances, our Service members stand ready to serve, and I am incredibly proud of their dedication and commitment to our fellow Americans.

No matter the challenges or circumstances, our Service members stand ready to serve, and I am incredibly proud of their dedication and commitment to our fellow Americans.

Throughout our history, the United States military has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to uphold our oath to the Constitution and support our civil authorities.

Throughout our history, the United States military has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to uphold our oath to the Constitution and support our civil authorities.

This year we’re updating key war plans for the first time in years. The goal: readiness to defend freedom in any domain with aligned personnel, equipment, training, and doctrine.

This year we’re updating key war plans for the first time in years. The goal: readiness to defend freedom in any domain with aligned personnel, equipment, training, and doctrine.

Last year we identified $5.7 billion in defense reforms and efficiencies. This year we are on track to identify billions more. Americans deserve—and will receive--sound financial stewardship from this department.

Last year we identified $5.7 billion in defense reforms and efficiencies. This year we are on track to identify billions more. Americans deserve—and will receive--sound financial stewardship from this department.

This year the @DeptofDefense deployed 60k uniformed and civilian personnel to fight #COVID19, many of whom often risked their own lives to help their fellow Americans. We were all in from day 1 and are partnered with the private sector to develop a vaccine & therapeutic.

This year the  @Department of Defense 🇺🇸 deployed 60k uniformed and civilian personnel to fight  #COVID19, many of whom often risked their own lives to help their fellow Americans. We were all in from day 1 and are partnered with the private sector to develop a vaccine & therapeutic.

China and Russia are no match for like-minded free nations. This year the @DeptofDefense sought to improve alliances and partnerships worldwide.  One result: @NATO defense spending by allies has increased more than $130 BILLION.

China and Russia are no match for like-minded free nations. This year the  @Department of Defense 🇺🇸 sought to improve alliances and partnerships worldwide. One result:  @NATO defense spending by allies has increased more than $130 BILLION.

In the past 12 months, we established @US_SpaceCom & @SpaceForceDoD, creating the newest Combatant Command & first new branch of the military since 1947.

In the past 12 months, we established  @U.S. Space Command &  @United States Space Force, creating the newest Combatant Command & first new branch of the military since 1947.

In the last year, we secured the largest R&D budget in the dept's history for 11 modernization initiatives including hypersonics, artificial intelligence, quantum science, biotechnology, directed energy, microelectronics, 5G networks, & recapitalizing the strategic nuclear triad.

In the last year, we secured the largest R&D budget in the dept's history for 11 modernization initiatives including hypersonics, artificial intelligence, quantum science, biotechnology, directed energy, microelectronics, 5G networks, & recapitalizing the strategic nuclear triad.

The United States stands firm with our staunch allies, Australia & Japan, against coercion in the #SouthChinaSea & the #EastChinaSea. Thank you for the call & partnership, @lindareynoldswa, @konotarogomame.

The United States stands firm with our staunch allies, Australia & Japan, against coercion in the  #SouthChinaSea & the  #EastChinaSea. Thank you for the call & partnership,  @Linda Reynolds,  @河野太郎.

As my one-year anniversary as Secretary nears, I’m proud of the progress made towards our goals outlined in the National Defense Strategy. Thank you to the hard-working men and women of the Department of Defense. https://www.dvidshub.net/video/758925/secdef-year-review

From minutemen at Yorktown to our forces forward-deployed today, America’s patriots secure our freedom and the liberties of millions more. 2

From minutemen at Yorktown to our forces forward-deployed today, America’s patriots secure our freedom and the liberties of millions more.

We must never forget the millions of men and women who dedicate their lives to the founding document that secures our liberty as Americans.

We must never forget the millions of men and women who dedicate their lives to the founding document that secures our liberty as Americans.

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