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Trump orders Pentagon to ‘annihilate’ IS fighters

President Donald Trump has instructed the Pentagon to “annihilate” the Islamic State group in Syria in a bid to prevent escaped foreign fighters from returning home, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. The move to encircle then kill as many jihadists in place as possible — rather than letting them exit a city and targeting […]

U.S.: Military solution to North Korea would be 'tragic on an unbelievable scale'

By Phil Stewart and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that any military solution to the North Korea crisis would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale" and Washington was working internationally to find a diplomatic solution. Show More Summary

Mattis Says Escalation Against ISIS Doesn’t Imperil More Civilians

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Trump’s decision to give the military more latitude had put greater pressure on militants in Syria, Yemen and Somalia.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says President Trump's orders will annihilate ISIS

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis vows to bring ISIS to its knees.        

Jim Mattis: Any North Korea military solution would be ''tragic on an unbelievable scale'

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that any military solution to the North Korea crisis would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale" and said Washington was working internationally to find a diplomatic solution. RELATED: Inside North Korea's secretive missile program Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Mattis: Military solution to NKorea would be 'tragic'

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis says a military solution to the standoff with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale." Mattis says the … Click to Continue »

U.S.' Mattis: North Korea military solution would be 'tragic on an unbelievable scale'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that any military solution to the North Korea crisis would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale" and said Washington was working internationally to find a diplomatic solution.

U.S.' Mattis says coalition will encircle IS fighters, before starting military campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday the U.S.-led coalition was now encircling Islamic State fighters in their strongholds in a tactical shift before starting a military campaign to destroy them.

Air Force Strikes Pro-Assad Convoy Threatening U.S. Garrison in Syria

"We are not increasing our role in the Syrian civil war. But we will defend our troops," said U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

Trump’s Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on intelligence uproar: ‘I’m not worried’

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he had no concerns about the Trump administration’s handling of classified information and added the issue had not come up in his talks on Tuesday with several U.S. allies, saying: “No, I’m not worried.” But at the same time, Mattis...

Private Cell Phone Number Of Defense Secretary James Mattis Accidentally Leaked By Trump’s Bodyguard

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And the hits just keep coming. From the Washington Post: We got a call Friday from a reader named Paul Redmond that The Post had accidentally published Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’s private cell phone number. A story about President...Show More Summary

Pentagon tries to ease Turkey's concerns with arming Kurds

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LONDON (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made clear Thursday that America is committed to protecting Turkey after angering its NATO ally with a deal to arm anti-Islamic State fighters in Syria that Turkey considers terrorists...

US May Deploy Patriot Air Defense Missiles in Lithuania

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has criticized what he called a “destabilizing” Russian military build-up near the Baltic states, as officials said the United States was considering deploying Patriot missiles in the region for military drills later this year. Mattis was speaking on May 10 at a joint press conference with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite

U.S. committed to Turkey’s security, Jim Mattis tells Turkish PM Binali Yildirim

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday that Washington was committed to protecting its NATO ally, a spokeswoman said, as Turkey fumes over a decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria. The roughly half-hour meeting in London appeared to be the highest level talks between the two nations since […]

US Defense chief affirms commitment to protecting Turkey

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to protecting Turkey at a meeting with the Turkish prime minister in London. It's the first meeting of the officials … Click to Continue »

Mattis tells Turkey's PM: U.S. committed to your security

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in London on Thursday that Washington was committed to protecting its NATO ally, his spokeswoman said, as Turkey fumes over a U.S. decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria.

U.S. criticizes Russian build-up near Baltic states

VILNIUS (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday criticized what he called a destabilizing Russian military build-up near Baltic states and officials suggested the United States could deploy Patriot missiles in the region for U.S. exercises in the summer.

Would ‘safe zones’ help Syria? Defense Secretary Mattis calls for review of Russia proposal

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also said the plan poses many unanswered questions, including whether it would be effective. Continue reading ? The post Would ‘safe zones’ help Syria? Defense Secretary Mattis calls for review of Russia proposal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Mattis: US reviewing Syria safe zones but has many questions

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the U.S. owes it to the people of Syria to take a close look at the Russian proposal to create several "safe zones" in Syria. … Click to Continue »

Pentagon Announces Start of Ballistic Missile Defense Review

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis today directed the start of the department’s Ballistic Missile Defense Review, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement. The review is conducted to identify ways to strengthen missile-defense...Show More Summary

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