Remarks by Secretary Esper at an Honor Cordon Welcoming President of t

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK T. ESPER:  Well, President Panuelo, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the Pentagon and to meet you for the first time.  Thank you very much for coming here today. I understand you just arrived from a visit to INDOPACOM, and I hope you enjoyed your meeting with our personnel …

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Secretary Esper and General Mi

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK T. ESPER:  Well, good afternoon, everyone. Over the past several days, Chairman Milley and I have been working closely with President Trump and the rest of the national security team to discuss the United States’ military operations in the Middle East. Today, we will provide you an update on the situation, …

Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Jonathan R. H

ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JONATHAN R. HOFFMAN: So, good afternoon, everybody, and thank you for being here today. We’ll begin with a few calendar updates. Secretary Esper continues to prioritize the second line of effort on our National Defense Strategy, strengthening alliances and partnerships. Just this morning the secretary made phone calls to …

Gen. Tod Wolters, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, and Commander, U.S

STAFF: Okay, good. Well, good morning, everyone. I’m Wendy Snyder, EUCOM Public Affairs. A great opportunity to have Gen. Wolters with us today and so we’ll get right at it. We have a hard stop at 11:00, but we want to maximize opportunities for questions. And so we’ll open it up first, sir, if you’d …

Remarks at a Bilateral Between Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper and

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK T. ESPER:  Well, since our press friends are here, let me — let me begin by saying, Mr. Minister, it is a great pleasure to welcome you to the Pentagon today, and meet you in person after our phone call in June. I understand you visited our naval bases at Norfolk …

Defense Department News Briefing on the Calendar Year 2018 Annual Suic

STAFF:  All right. So, ladies and gentlemen, again, thank you guys for being here, really appreciate you coming in this morning. As you all have been informed, this is a – this is a briefing on the Calendar Year 2018 Annual Suicide Report. Dr. Elizabeth Van Winkle is the director of the Office of Force …