U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has been retired. This was announced on Monday, November 9, in the social network Twitter by U.S. President Donald Trump.
He thanked Esper for his service and said that the acting Minister of Defense will be the head of the National Center for Combating Terrorism, Christopher Miller.
“I am pleased to announce that Christopher Miller, the deeply respected director of the National Counterterrorism Center (unanimously approved by the Senate) will be acting Minister of Defense, and the decision takes immediate effect,” Trump wrote.
Earlier that day, it became known that Trump intended to hold a series of rallies. The U.S. chief of staff is preparing to announce the establishment of teams to recount votes in Georgia, Arizona and Pennsylvania. After that, several rallies are planned to be held on Trump’s trial over possible voting irregularities in the presidential election.