US Defence Secretary Mark Esper speaking at the Pentagon in September. Photo: Reuters US Defence Secretary Mark Esper speaking at the Pentagon in September. Photo: Reuters
US Defence Secretary Mark Esper speaking at the Pentagon in September. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump fires US Defence Secretary Mark Esper, replaces him with acting Pentagon chief

  • Esper has disagreed publicly with the president over a variety of topics since the summer
  • Trump, whose term ends on January 20, says National Counterterrorism Centre Director Christopher Miller will lead the department

Topic |   US Politics
US Defence Secretary Mark Esper speaking at the Pentagon in September. Photo: Reuters US Defence Secretary Mark Esper speaking at the Pentagon in September. Photo: Reuters
US Defence Secretary Mark Esper speaking at the Pentagon in September. Photo: Reuters
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