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Trump fires US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, in a tweet

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US President Donald Trump Monday fired the country’s defense secretary, announcing the move in a tweet.

Trump said Mark Esper’s role as the defense secretary had been terminated “immediately.”

Esper will be replaced by Chris Miller, “the highly respected Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (unanimously confirmed by the Senate),” Trump announced.

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Last Update: Monday, 09 November 2020 KSA 21:24 – GMT 18:24