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U.S. withholds Pakistan reimbursement over Haqqani network: Pentagon

The United States will withhold $50 million remaining in military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 because Defense Secretary Jim Mattis believes that Islamabad has not done enough to blunt the Islamist militant Haqqani network, a U.S. official said on Friday.

US Defense Secretary Mattis believes ISIS leader Baghdadi is still alive

US Defense Secretary James Mattis and other U.S. officials believe that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive and has a role in the insurgent group. “I think Baghdadi is alive, I think he’s alive and I’ll believe otherwise when we know we’ve killed him, but we’re going after him,” Mattis said Friday. “We […]

U.S. withholds Pakistan reimbursement over Haqqani network: Pentagon

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By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will withhold $50 million remaining in military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 because Defense Secretary Jim Mattis believes that Islamabad has not done enough to blunt the Islamist militant Haqqani network, a U.S. Show More Summary

Defense Secretary Mattis believes ISIS leader Baghdadi is still alive

In late June, Russian officials said they believed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in an airstrike

U.S. still debating ‘big ideas’ on Afghan plan, says Mattis

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is still trying to get right what he calls "the big ideas" for a new Afghanistan war strategy. Mattis was asked what is holding up the administration's strategy review at an impromptu news conference with reporters at the Pentagon. Show More Summary

They Asked Mattis How We’re Doing Against ISIS, HIs Response? “We’re Winning, They’re Losing”

Secretary of Defense Gen. Mad Dog James Mattis has a very clear, beautifully simple message for Americans about the role the administration has been taking against ISIS. Trump won of

Mattis says US still debating 'big ideas' on Afghan plan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is still trying to get right what he calls "the big ideas" for a new Afghanistan war strategy. Mattis was asked what … Click to Continue »

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Holds First On-Camera White House Press Briefing in 22 Days: WATCH LIVE

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White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is scheduled to hold the first on-camera White House press briefing in 22 days following news that Sean Spicer has resigned and amid a reshuffling of the Trump legal defense team...Show More Summary

‘America must be ready to nuke first’: Trump’s new defense nominee has an itchy missile finger

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President Donald Trump’s nominee to be an assistant secretary for the Defense Department’s nuclear, chemical, and biological defense programs believes that the U.S. has the right to preemptively unleash nuclear weapons on other countries. The New Republic‘s Emily Atkin wrote on...

Donald Trump to Nominate Another Anti-LGBTQ Secretary to the Army

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Donald Trump has announced that he plans to nominate anti-LGBT veteran and defense contractor manager Mark Esper as Secretary of the Army. Esper is a lobbyist and vice president for government relations at defense contractor Raytheon and served as a… Read The post Donald Trump to Nominate Another Anti-LGBTQ Secretary to the Army appeared first on Towleroad.

U.S. will not pay Pakistan for military reimbursements: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon will not make military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress that Islamabad had not taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network, a U.S. official said on Friday.

Trump taps Tillis aide for Pentagon post

Robert Wilkie, a senior adviser to U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, is President Donald Trump’s pick to be under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness. The White House announced Trump’s … Click to Continue »

Trump looks to nominate Raytheon executive as next Army secretary

President Donald Trump is considering a lobbyist for defense contractor Raytheon, Mark Esper, for the position of Secretary of the Army, a person familiar with the matter said. Before Esper joined US missile-maker Raytheon in 2010, he...Show More Summary

North Korea warns Trump attack would end US ’empire’

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North Korea has again vowed to defend itself against what it considers an aggressive U.S. presence in the region. And this time it is calling out a key member of President Donald Trump’s administration, Defense Secretary James Mattis. Official outlet Rodong Sinmun fired back Monday at remarks...

North Korea Warns U.S. Attacking Kim Jong Un Would End 'Empire of America'

North Korea claims it's not scared of President Donald Trump or his "old warmonger" Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

Trump's new Afghanistan strategy may draw on old, controversial methods

In keeping with his elevation of military leaders to roles in policymaking, President Donald Trump has delegated the authority to set US troop levels in Afghanistan to Defense Secretary James Mattis, though that power reportedly comes...Show More Summary

Trump camp's Russian contacts 'very far out of the norm'

Michael Carpenter, former deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia, talks with Rachel Maddow about the sheer number of Kremlin...

Russia attack strategy: exploit 'aligned parties'

Michael Carpenter, former deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia, talks with Rachel Maddow about Russia's practice of finding...

US kills Islamic State leader in Afghanistan

The Pentagon says that U.S. forces killed the head of the Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan in an airstrike in Kunar province earlier this week. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis … Click to Continue »

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