"We must ensure that we retain our competitive and technological edge," Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley said.
"Now more than ever, we need an experienced, competent, organized, and respected Secretary of Defense," the officials said.
President-elect Joe Biden has made an inspired choice in selecting retired general Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defense in his administration.
"I think that these tasks ought to be relegated as much as possible to the state and local authorities, the law enforcement and police," Senator John Thune said.
Mark Esper's comments came after Trump said that he believed four U.S. embassies would have been attacked if Soleimani was not killed.
Mark Esper said in October that the Department of Defense "do everything we can" to comply with the impeachment inquiry.
The singer made the remark after Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said he does not share the same view of "good order and discipline" with the president.
"As with Patrick Shanahan, Mark Esper's appointment as acting Secretary of Defense brings up questions regarding potential conflicts of interest," Rachel Rizzo, of New American Security, told Newsweek.
"I have to have confidence that the fox is not going to be put back into the henhouse," McCain told Shanahan. He suggested that placing an executive from one of the largest military defense contractors, a man with no prior military experience, in such a powerful Pentagon role could be damaging to the agency.
He initially shared his decision with his supporters via email.
Pentagon could change policy that punished medical personnel for objecting to the procedure.
His administration is fighting to keep 2,000-plus images from the public.
But Obama did initially hire him for his candor…what did he expect?