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Senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen

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The leaders of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday to investigate any involvement of U.S. interrogators at secret prisons in Yemen where inmates have reportedly been tortured. The Associated Press published a report on Wednesday that nearly 2,000...

Lawmakers ask Mattis to review reports of Yemen torture

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains the US's 'annihilation campaign' against ISIS

During a press briefing on May 19, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis described a tactical shift in the US-led effort against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. "By taking the time up front to surround these locations, instead of simply shoving them from one [location] to another and actually reinforcing them as they fall back... Show More Summary

FAKE NEWS: Mattis Hasn’t Decided to Send 4K More Troops to Afghanistan. A spokeswoman for Defense

FAKE NEWS: Mattis Hasn’t Decided to Send 4K More Troops to Afghanistan. A spokeswoman for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday pushed back against news reports that he’s already approved sending 4,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan. “Secretary Mattis has made no decisions on a troop increase for Afghanistan,” Dana White, an assistant to Mattis […]

U.S. to Send 4,000 More Troops to Afghanistan, Associated Press Reports

The Pentagon plans to deploy 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official has told the Associated Press: The decision by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis could be announced as early as next week, the official said. Show More Summary

US to Send 4K More Troops to Afghanistan

The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, the largest deployment of US manpower under President Trump's young presidency, reports the AP. The decision by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis could be announced as early as next week, said a White House official. It follows Trump's move...

U.S. military has made no decision on new Afghanistan troop levels: spokesman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Thursday it has not yet reached a decision on future troop levels in Afghanistan, amid speculation that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis may have finalized plans for an increase in forces to help break a stalemate with the Taliban.

Mattis vows not to repeat past mistakes in Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has vowed that the Trump administration will not repeat the "mistakes of the past" in Afghanistan, after the president signaled a desire to give the Pentagon wide latitude in setting warfighting policy. Show More Summary

The real threat from North Korea is not nuclear war, but tragedies like Otto Warmbier's

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis recently labeled North Korea the number one threat to the US, above Russia and terrorism, but the US can keep Kim Jong Un's burgeoning nuclear arsenal in check. North Korea's vicious acts against civilians...Show More Summary

US, Qatar agree F-15 fighter sale

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and his Qatari counterpart Khalid al-Attiyah signed a letter of agreement on Wednesday for a $12-billion sale of US-manufactured F-15 fighters, the Pentagon said. The sale comes amid a simmering crisis in the Gulf after Qatar's neighbors accused it of supporting terrorism and cut diplomatic ties. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Just Made a Big Decision Regarding U.S. Policy Towards Afghanistan

Dave Majumdar Security, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is promising that the United States will defeat the Taliban and other terrorist organizations in Afghanistan. The move comes a day after President Donald Trump delegated authorityShow More Summary

Jim Mattis now has the power to send more troops to Afghanistan

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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis confirmed that President Donald Trump gave him the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan. Video provided by Newsy        

Mattis: Trump has delegated decisions on Afghan troop levels

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday he can now set U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan after receiving the authority from President Donald Trump. It's a break from past practice that … Click to Continue »

Defense chief say he has power to set Afghan troop levels

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday he now had authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan and would deliver a revised strategy for the conflict there to the White House in the coming weeks. In testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Mattis said...

Trump Gives Military Authority to Set Troop Levels

President Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, a U.S. official told Reuters, opening the door for future troop increases requested by the U.S. commander.

President Trump authorizes Defense Secretary Mattis to set US troop levels in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, opening the door for future troop increases requested by the U.S. commander. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Trump Reportedly Gives Defense Secretary Mattis Authority to Reengage More U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis testified before Congress Tuesday, telling the Senate Armed Services Committee that the U.S. is currently “not winning” the struggle to defeat the Taliban, some 15 years after American troops first went into Afghanistan. Show More Summary

Trump gives U.S. military authority to set Afghan troop levels: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, opening the door for future troop increases requested by the U.S. commander.

Defense chief 'shocked' by poor state of US combat readiness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis declared Monday that he was "shocked" upon his return to the Pentagon by the poor state of the U.S. military's readiness for combat.

Pentagon under fire for delays in new Afghanistan war plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators sharply criticized Pentagon leaders Tuesday for not completing a new strategy for the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis acknowledged that "the enemy is surging right now.

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