US President Donald Trump fired the country's defense secretary on Monday, announcing the move in a tweet.
...Chris will do a GREAT job! Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2020
Christopher Miller, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, testifies during a Senate committee, Sept. 24, 2020. (Reuters)