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How Will the Trump Shutdown Affect the Military? (UPDATE)

"Steady as she goes – hold the line. I know the nation can count on you…Stay alert.” - Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis The post How Will the Trump Shutdown Affect the Military? (UPDATE) appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

China's and Russia's Militaries, Not Terrorism, Are the Pentagon's New Top Concern

Defense Secretary James Mattis said it is imperative the U.S. build a "more lethal force."

America and Russia May Find Themselves in a Nuclear Arms Race Once Again

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Despite the Trump administration’s decision to treat it as an afterthought, arms control is not dead. Upon entering office last January, President Donald Trump asked Secretary of Defense James Mattis to prepare a Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) that would lay out the Trump administration’s nuclear strategy. Show More Summary

US apologises to Japan over repeated military accidents

The US has apologised to Japan over a recent series of accidents involving US military equipment that have sparked anger over American operations in the country, a ministry spokesman in Tokyo said. US Secretary of Defense James Mattis...Show More Summary

The war against Islamic State will be won — or lost — on the cyber battlefield

President Trump and Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis should be congratulated for contributing to the steady decline of Islamic State’s territorial claims. Several years ago, in October 2014, Islamic State controlled land from central Syria to the fringe of Baghdad — territory that included...

2018 ISIS fight to rely more on general forces

Secretary of Defense James Mattis previewed what’s next in the fight against ISIS, telling reporters that the U.S. will rely less on special forces and more on general forces, especially in Africa. NBC’s Hans Nichols reports.

Mattis: US determined to reduce civilian casualties in Yemen

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis says he is determined to reduce the number of civilian casualties in the Saudi-led campaign against rebels in Yemen. He says the U.S. will press … Click to Continue »

Fed-Up General ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis DROPS THE HAMMER On Barack Obama

Secretary of Defense James Mattis was at a military base in anticipation of Christmas. This particular base was one that Obama promised to close down. The President’s cabinet visits military

Climate Change No Longer A National Security Issue, Says #FakePresident

The Trump administration will announce today that the words "climate change" have been deleted from the National Security Statement, overruling advice from his own advisers, including secretary of defense James Mattis

Will There Ever Be An Accounting On North Korea?

(John Hinderaker) Today North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that stayed airborne for close to an hour and flew farther than any previously tested by that country. Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters that...Show More Summary

Mattis thinks that US military occupation in Syria is legal

Responding to a question on the status of US troops present in Syria, the US Defense Secretary, James Mattis, declared that his country had a UN guarantee to chase out the Islamic Emirates (Daesh) from Syria. And following this, he declared...Show More Summary

U.S. to Stay in Syria, Big Gender Pay Gap in Government, Chicago Mulls Plans to Up Arbitrary Arrests: A.M. Links

2 months agoNews : Reason

ISIS has been driven from Raqqa, but Defense Secretary James Mattis says U.S. forces will stay in Syria to prevent the formation of "ISIS 2.0." The fate of Republican tax-reform schemes now rests with the Senate. A new report looks at gender and pay for Congressional staffers, state public employees, and the 25 largest federal agencies. Show More Summary

Syria and Russia Say ISIS Is Dead, Now U.S. Must Go

Days after Syria and its allies declared victory over ISIS, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the U.S. military wasn't going anywhere just yet.

The Benefits of Base Closures – Glenview, Illinois Edition

Last month, Secretary of Defense James Mattis urged Congress to allow the Pentagon to reduce its excess overhead. Mattis has requested this authority before – as have at least four of his predecessors (Carter, Panetta, Hagel and Gates)...Show More Summary

Trump administration opposes congressional vote over the ‘war on terror’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis both argued on Monday that wars against extremism abroad do not require a congressional vote, despite considerable bipartisan pushback. Testifying before the Senate...Show More Summary

North Korea: US Defence Secretary warns of 'catastrophe' during border visit

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis says that North Korea “shackles its people” in order to threaten the world “with catastrophe”. Mr Mattis said that the US government is doing “everything we can” to solve the ongoing crisis with North...Show More Summary

Mattis Went to the North Korean Border and Spoke Truthfully About Kim Jong Un’s Regime

Secretary of Defense James Mattis went to the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea to tell the everyone in earshot — including the nearby North Korean troops — that while the U.S. and her allies want peace, we’ll continue to be strong enough for war. Show More Summary

Mattis: North Korea "Threatens With Catastrophe"

With two feet planted firmly at the 38th parallel, US Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday accused North Korea of building a nuclear arsenal to “threaten others with catastrophe, according to local media reports. Mattis, who is visiting...Show More Summary

2 Lawmakers Try to Curb Trump's Ability to Start a War

President Trump and Kim Jong Un have not traded public threats of late, but it's still been a busy week in terms of North Korean developments. Defense chief James Mattis visited the DMZ, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sees a potential ally in India, and two Democratic lawmakers aim to...

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