The notion of the three retired generals surrounding Donald Trump?National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and Chief of Staff John Kelly?protecting Americans from an unstable, impulsive demagogue who might create global catastrophe has been around since the beginning of the Trump presidency.
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, troubled by a lack of information two weeks after an ambush on a special operations patrol in Niger left four U.S. soldiers dead, is demanding a timeline of what is known about the attack, as a team of investigators sent to West Africa begins its...
A high school student interviewed Defense Secretary James Mattis
A senior Republican source told Gabriel Sherman that White House chief of staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis talked about what they would do if President Trump “lunged for the nuclear football.”
The president is scheduled to have lunch with Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis Tuesday afternoon
Today Secretary of Defense James Mattis addressed the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington, DC. AUSA is a private association that is sort of the Army’s lobbying and public relations arm. (Full...Show More Summary
On 3 October at the Senate's Armed Forces Committee Hearing, Generals James Mattis (Defense Secretary) and Joseph Dunford (Chief of Staff of the Joint Armed Forces) have declared that the US armies would stay indefinitely in Afghanistan so that the Taliban could never hope to return to power. Show More Summary
Trump administration lawyers asked a court to dismiss a case challenging the ban on transgender military service, saying it’s premature as the ban has not yet been implemented. RELATED: Defense Secretary James Mattis Announces BogusShow More Summary
Secretary of Defense James Mattis has a new plan for the battle in Afghanistan, and he revealed some of it in congressional testimony Tuesday. Among the innovations are changes to battlefield rules, extra troops and a fancy new acronym. Mattis told a pair of congressional hearings Tuesday night...
Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have formed a “suicide pact,” promising to all leave their cabinet positions in the event one of their jobs is in jeopardy, Buzzfeed reports. News of the pact came to light Wednesday after...
A U.S. official told BuzzFeed that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson won’t be fired due to a so-called “suicide pact” forged between Defense Secretary James Mattis, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Tillerson whereby all three cabinet secretaries vow to leave [...]
Defense Secretary James Mattis told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday that Pakistan might be dropped by the United States as a NATO ally due to its support for the Taliban and other terrorist organizations. Currently,...Show More Summary
Supporters of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran (the JCPOA) have been very active on social media this afternoon claiming that Secretary of Defense James Mattis broke with President Trump when he told the Senate Armed Services Committee...Show More Summary
Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is Trump in Puerto Rico: • Mattis tells Congress he thinks sticking with Iran nuclear deal is in U.S. national interest: U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on Tuesday said it is in America's national...Show More Summary
James Mattis said it was in the US national security interest to remain in the agreement during a Senate hearing, making it harder for Trump to withdraw The US defense secretary, James Mattis, has backed the nuclear deal with Iran, saying...Show More Summary
Defense Secretary James Mattis testified before Senate days before Trump could decide to decertify Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal
President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress unveiled the most detailed look at their tax cut plan yet. The Taliban claimed responsibility for a failed mortar attack on the airport in Kabul while Secretary of Defense James Mattis was making an unannounced visit to Afghanistan. Sen. Show More Summary
Attack comes as U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg visit Afghan capital.
Defense Secretary James Mattis’ plane was the target of a rocket attack at Kabul international airport on Wednesday during an unannounced visit to meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, the Taliban said. As many as 40 rockets and rocket-propelled grenades struck the airport in a hail of fire, but...
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban claimed it fired at least six rockets at Afghanistan's main airport Wednesday in an attack intended to target Defense Secretary James Mattis. Read morements