WASHINGTON, D.C. (KXAN) — In a tweet on Monday afternoon, Pres. Donald Trump announced he has fired Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and replaced him with the current director of the National Counterterrorism Center.
The replacement, Christopher C. Miller, will be “effective immediately,” according to the tweet.
Trump did not elaborate on the reason, however, he added that he “would like to thank him for his service.”
KXAN will update this story with more information as it becomes available.