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U.S. troop reduction in exercise not due to North Korea concerns: Mattis

10 hours agoNews : The Lookout

A reduction in U.S. troops taking part in a joint exercise with South Korean forces this year simply reflects a need for fewer personnel and is not because of tensions with North Korea, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday. About 17,500 U.S. Show More Summary

Ex-DHS Secretary Says John Kelly And Jim Mattis Need to Stay On The Job

WASHINGTON ? Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has one piece of advice if White House chief of staff John Kelly or Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis want to resign: Don’t do it.

Defense Secretary Says Trump Has Settled on an Afghan Strategy

16 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the president, who had been criticized for a drawn-out review, would announce the details himself in the coming days.

Mattis tight-lipped on new Afghanistan war strategy

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he is satisfied with how the administration formulated its new Afghanistan war strategy. But he refused to talk about the new policy until it was disclosed by President Donald Trump. Continue reading ? The post Mattis tight-lipped on new Afghanistan war strategy appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump has made Afghanistan decision after 'rigorous' review: Mattis

AMMAN, Reuters - President Donald Trump has made a decision on the United States' strategy for Afghanistan after a "sufficiently rigorous" review process, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday.

Pentagon chief to visit Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Ukraine next week to reassure government leaders that the U.S. does not accept Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. The visit … Click to Continue »

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis to visit Jordan, Turkey, Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will travel to Jordan, Turkey and Ukraine later this month, the Pentagon said on Friday.

New Strategy for Afghanistan War Coming

Associated Press: “After months of sometimes heated internal debate, the Trump administration has almost reached a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. He gave no hint of what [...]

Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is closer to a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan. Ahead of a meeting with President Donald Trump at Camp David, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis isn't giving any hints of what the strategy would look like. Show More Summary

The Latest: Tillerson, Mattis say military option on table

The Latest on talks between the United States and Japan about North Korea (all times local): 2:23 p.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are stressing … Click to Continue »

Mattis says decision near on new Afghan policy

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says President Donald Trump is gathering his national security team to attempt again to settle on a new Afghanistan policy. In remarks at the State Department, … Click to Continue »

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Trump's Cabinet and military leaders — like Defense Secretary Jim Mattis — are really running the country. Thank God.

Mattis warns of risk of war, pushes N. Korea diplomacy

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Monday that an attack by North Korea against the United States could quickly escalate into war, as he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson moved to dial down tensions. "If they fire at the United States, it could escalate into war very quickly," Mattis told Pentagon reporters.

Defense Secretary James Mattis Congratulates Sailors For Not Being “Pussies Sitting On The Sidelines”

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The Washington Post reports: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with sailors serving on the submarine USS Kentucky last week in his home state of Washington, praising them for their sacrifices and expressing concern that he has “grownShow More Summary

Mattis warns of risk of war if NKorea fires at US soil

4 days agoNews : The Cutline

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Monday that an attack by North Korea against the United States could quickly escalate into war, and said the military would try to shoot down any missile that threatened Guam. "If they fire at the United States, it could escalate into war very quickly," Mattis told Pentagon reporters. Show More Summary

THE HILL: Mattis praises sailors: ‘You’re not some p—- sitting on the sidelines.’ Defense Secr…

THE HILL: Mattis praises sailors: ‘You’re not some p—- sitting on the sidelines.’ Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offered some salty words of encouragement to submarine sailors during remarks at Naval Base Kitsap in Washington state, according to the Pentagon’s official transcript of the speech. Mattis thanked the sailors of the USS Kentucky Ohio-class ballistic missile […]

Defense Secretary Mattis tells sailors 'you're not some pu--y sitting on the sidelines'

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is well known for having delivered some controversial quotes in the past, and he uttered yet another during a speech last week to sailors at Naval Base Kitsap in Washington. During a short speech on Aug.Show More Summary

North Korea's Kim puts army on alert; U.S. warns it can intercept missile

By Idrees Ali and Christine Kim WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned on Monday that the U.S. military would be prepared to intercept a missile fired by North Korea if it was headed to Guam, while North Korean leader Kim Jong Un alerted his army that it should always be fire-ready. Show More Summary

Transgender US military ban not a done deal, Mattis hints

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis suggested Monday that President Donald Trump's announcement that he was banning transgender people from serving in the US military may not be a done deal. In a series of three tweets last month, Trump upended an Obama-era policy of more than a year that allowed transgender troops to serve openly. Show More Summary

U.S. would ‘take out’ any North Korean missile aimed at American soil, defense secretary says

WASHINGTON — The United States would “take out” any North Korean missile seen to be heading for American soil, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday. He declared that any such North Korean attack could lead to war. Responding to reporters’ … Continue reading ? The post U.S. Show More Summary

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