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Why Defense Secretary Esper's Days May Be Numbered [Video]

Why Defense Secretary Esper's Days May Be Numbered

Business Insider reports Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is in hot water with top White House brass. Esper said on Wednesday that he opposed sending active-duty troops to respond to protests and..

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WEB EXTRA: Defense Sec. Mark Esper Against Invoking The Insurrection Act [Video]

WEB EXTRA: Defense Sec. Mark Esper Against Invoking The Insurrection Act

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday that he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act, which would allow the president to deploy the U.S. military if a governor or state legislature..

Credit: CBS4 Miami     Duration: 00:36Published
Trump Wants To Use Tanks On Protestors [Video]

Trump Wants To Use Tanks On Protestors

Defense Secretary Mark Esper urged governors to "dominate the battlespace" amid the George Floyd protests. Pentagon officials told the Daily Beast the remarks were meant only as a show of support to..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:42Published
Defense Secretary Esper Bucks TrumpDefense Secretary Esper Bucks Trump [Video]

Defense Secretary Esper Bucks TrumpDefense Secretary Esper Bucks Trump

Sec. of Defense Mark Esper says he opposes deploying active-duty military troops to subdue protests. President Donald Trump has repeatedly suggested invoking the Insurrection Act to do so.

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Trump Says He May Invoke the Insurrection Act, Here's What to Know About It [Video]

Trump Says He May Invoke the Insurrection Act, Here's What to Know About It

In prepared remarks in the White House Rose Garden on Monday, President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the US military to put down violent protests in US cities.

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Trump pushes military response to civil unrest [Video]

Trump pushes military response to civil unrest

President Donald Trump has called for federal troops to crack down on what he has called "hoodlums," "thieves" and "thugs" responsible for violence during protests, blaming state governors or local..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:17Published
'Our Fellow Citizens Are Not The Enemy': Retired General Reacts To Trump's Threat To Invoke Insurrection Act [Video]

'Our Fellow Citizens Are Not The Enemy': Retired General Reacts To Trump's Threat To Invoke Insurrection Act

President Donald Trump on Monday called for US military troops to quell the George Floyd protests taking place across the country. If the city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:40Published
Sen. Rob Portman on Insurrection Act and President Trump in the face of the protests [Video]

Sen. Rob Portman on Insurrection Act and President Trump in the face of the protests

Sen. Rob Portman on Insurrection Act and President Trump's tone in the face of protests.

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Trump Threatens To Send The U.S. Military To Stop Protests [Video]

Trump Threatens To Send The U.S. Military To Stop Protests

On Monday, President Trump suggested he would use federal troops to end protests that have erupted across the country. Protestors are angry about the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of the..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:37Published

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US Defence Secretary opposes military forces for protest

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has said he opposes the use of the Insurrection Act, which would allow President Donald Trump to use active-duty military forces for law enforcement duties in containing..
SBS - Published

What is the Insurrection Act?

If used, Trump would invoke a group of statutes that gives the president power, under some conditions, to activate federal troops for domestic law enforcement.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age
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