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Then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper testifies during a House Armed Services Committee hearing in July 2020 in Washington, D.C. Greg Nash/Getty Images hide caption

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper, pictured last month, spoke with his Chinese counterpart Thursday amid strained relations between the two countries. Michael Reynolds/AP hide caption

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The Pentagon will take immediate steps to begin addressing discrimination in the armed forces, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday. U.S. Army troops are seen here in Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border in November 2018. Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images hide caption

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A trio of judges oversees a trial in 2017 at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. Evert Elzinga/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer has been pushed out over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes. Spencer is seen here testifying during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in April. Alex Edelman/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper (front right), flanked by South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo (center), arrives at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday. Jeon Heon-kyun/AP hide caption

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