Navy Secretary Richard Spencer was fired Sunday in the wake of a dispute over whether former Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher should be stripped of his Trident pin after being acquitted of war crimes.
The Defense Department said Esper had lost "trust and confidence" in Spencer, the Navy's top civilian leader, and asked for his resignation.
In a letter to the president acknowledging his “termination,” Spencer wrote: "Unfortunately ... I no longer share the same understanding with the Commander in Chief who appointed me, in regards to the key principle of good order and discipline.”
Residents turned out in droves for district elections widely seen as a test of public opinion amid increasingly violent protests that have consumed the semi-autonomous Chinese territory for six months.
"This is the power of democracy,” said former student Tommy Cheung, who won a seat in the Yuen Long district close to China’s border.
Preventing escapes is paramount, the documents say, and a chief goal of the camps is “ideological transformation.”
The documents — most of which were dated 2017 when the internment campaign was gaining momentum — detail how the camps are meant to be run, from the banality of monitoring bathroom breaks to the importance of having in place “one-button alarms” and other security measures.
Devin Nunes' impeachment defense of Trump and possible Ukraine collusion redefines partisan hackery, Charlie Sykes, editor-at-large of the conservative news and opinion website “The Bulwark,” writes in an opinion piece.
Swift won the top award, artist of the year, and four others. She was also given an honorary artist of the decade award, taking her total to 29 American Music Awards, organizers said.
"All that matters to me is the memories that I have had with you guys, with you, the fans, over the years," Swift, 29, told the audience at the ceremony in Los Angeles after performing a medley of her old hits.