Trump announced the appointment of Esper as Acting Secretary of Defense on June 18, 2019, after Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan decided to withdraw his nomination. SUBJECT: Message to the Department-Acting Secretary Miller's Goals . Chris MIller, the acting Secretary of Defense, has ordered the Pentagon to halt President-elect Joe Biden's transition briefings. Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller met with Philippines Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodore Locsin in Manila today. As President-elect Joe Biden and his transition team weave their tentacles further into the workings of U.S. government in preparation for their January White House takeover, they received some unexpected news on Friday concerning their briefings with the U.S. Department of Defense. Before this change, the ASD (SO/LIC) reported to the defense secretary through the undersecretary of defense for policy, the … Four days later, it was announced that Trump would nominate Esper to serve as Secretary of Defense in a permanent capacity. Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced the U.S. would reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 in each country by January 15, 2021. Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller receives a COVID-19 vaccine 14 December 2020, 5:47 pm On Monday, Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller received a coronavirus vaccine at Walter Reed Medical Center. A top Biden transition official was unaware of the move. Acting Secretary of Defense, Christopher C. Miller, visited with personnel on board U.S. MEMORANDUM FOR ALL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EMPLOYEES . In all these meetings, the Secretary … Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller pulled the plug on briefings with the Biden transition team, according to Axios and the Washington Post. The tweet was a sign that Trump plans to be active for the next two-and-a … The Acting Secretary of Defense’s Chief of Staff, Kash Patel, has just filed a $50 million lawsuit against CNN. Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller in a letter Friday to the Defense Department stated that the end America's nearly two-decade-long war with Al Qaeda is close, and that the U.S. is looking to "transition our efforts from a leadership to supporting role" in that conflict. He named Christopher Miller, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center as acting defense secretary. In January 2002, he was one of … The visit came hours … During my first week as the Acting Secretary of Defense, I have once again seen firsthand the caliber and commitment of the women and men of the … Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller made an unannounced visit to Somalia Friday, the first by an American defense secretary and the last stop in a … As usual, the … He traveled to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in … In prepared remarks at Fort Bragg, Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announces that Special Operations civilian leadership (assistant secretary of Defense) will … Today, Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller met with Indonesian Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi and Chief of Defense Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto in Jakarta. Lewandowski was named by Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller to the Defense Business Board, which was established in 2002 to provide top defense … This week, on my first trip to the Indo-Pacific region as Acting Secretary of Defense, I look forward to reiterating the United States’ commitment to a Free and Open Indo Pacific. Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Chris Miller, 55, who became acting defense secretary on Monday, is a former Green Beret who served with 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). The acting U.S. secretary of defense met with his counterpart in Indonesia on Monday as part of a visit to Asia in which he will push Washington's free and open Indo-Pacific policy. Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, gets his first shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, administered by HN Samantha Alvarez, Monday, Dec. 14, … President Trump’s new acting defense secretary comes to the job with deep experience in special operations, including the hunt for Osama bin Laden, but has never served in … Christopher Miller met Indonesian Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto on Monday, according to Prabowo's office. On July 15, 2019, the White House formally sent his nomination to the Senate. Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller told CBS senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge in his first network television interview that he's getting directly involved in the case. FOX News is reporting:. ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - NOVEMBER 13: Acting … Axios is reporting, "Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller ordered a Pentagon-wide halt to cooperation with the transition of President-elect Biden, shocking officials across the Defense Department, senior administration officials tell Axios." Acting US defense secretary in Indonesia on Asia tour By EDNA TARIGAN December 7, 2020 GMT JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The acting U.S. secretary of defense met with his counterpart in Indonesia on Monday as part of a visit to Asia in which he … During remarks at ceremony at Fort Bragg, Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller said reducing forces in Afghanistan and Iraq would be done "in … 1000 DEFENSE PENTAGON WASHINGTON, DC 20301-1000 . ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE CHRISTOPHER C. MILLER: Good afternoon. President Trump’s new acting secretary of defense began a since-aborted diplomatic gambit last month to negotiate with a Somali terrorist group — drawing the ire of the secretary of state. The chief of staff to Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, Kash Patel, has filed a lawsuit against CNN and several of its reporters over “a series of false and defamatory” claims. Kash Patel, the chief of staff to Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against CNN and several of its top reporters, claiming the liberal network published false statements and promoted “unfounded left-wing political narratives” by painting Patel as a pro-Trump conspiracy theorist seeking to smear President-elect Joe Biden. Today, Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller met with Indonesian Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi and Chief of Defense Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto in Jakarta. I’m Chris Miller, acting secretary of defense, and I’m here today to update you on President Trump’s plan to bring the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to a successful and responsible conclusion, and to bring our brave service members home. Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller was among the first Cabinet members to get the vaccine. Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller announces the recent transfer of Php1.4 billion ($29.3 million) in defense articles, including sniper and anti-IED equipment, to senior Philippine military officials. Secretary Miller underscored the importance of the alliance and the value the U.S.-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement brings to both countries. Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Nov. 25. Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller received the COVID-19 vaccine and met with frontline workers at Walter Reed Medical Center. 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