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Mattis and the non-deployable policy

The Military Times reports on Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ comments on the DoD policy to eliminate from the services folks who remain non-deployable for more than twelve consecutive months; “You’re either deployable, or you need to find something else to do. I’m not going have some people deploying constantly and then other people, who seem […]

Jim Mattis refutes the « Fake News » from Israël and NATO, by Thierry Meyssan

The Atlantist Press has been claiming for years that President Bachar el-Assad used chemical weapons against his own people. Except that according to US Secretary for Defense, General Jim Mattis, this is fake news. Like Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons, this story, which has been occupying the columns of newspapers for the last five years, is pure war propaganda.

Artificial intelligence poses questions for nature of war: Mattis

Artificial intelligence and its impact on weapons of the future has made US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis doubt his own theories on warfare.

U.S. still unsure who directed Syria attack, despite Russian dead

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is still unsure who directed a Feb. 7 attack on U.S. and U.S.-backed forces in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday, even as he acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved.

US vows investigation into Syria attack involving Russians

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday vowed to investigate an attack involving Russian citizens on American-allied forces in Syria but stopped short of accusing Moscow of orchestrating the assault. Russia has acknowledged thatShow More Summary

Trump's defense budget is a wishlist for a massive military buildup — these are the planes, ships, and missiles he wants

President Donald Trump's fiscal budget request for 2019 includes $686 billion for defense spending. While Trump has pushed for a larger military since he was campaigning for president, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said more recently...Show More Summary

US Defense Secretary, General Mattis, acknowledges that Syria had never used chemical weapons

General Jim Mattis, Secretary of Defense, declared that he did not have any proof that Syria had ever, at any time, used chemical weapons – neither in 2013 nor in 2017 when the White House ordered the bombing of the airbase at Shayrat...Show More Summary

Turkey tells U.S. YPG should be removed from SDF: minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's defense minister said on Thursday he had told his U.S. counterpart, Jim Mattis, that the Syrian Kurdish YPG should be removed from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the militia that Washington is backing in the fight against Islamic State. Show More Summary

US says NATO closing gaps in alliance unity

NATO has reached an understanding on defence ties with the EU while top allies Washington and Ankara are finding "common ground" in a row over Syria, US defence secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday A new European Union defence pact and...Show More Summary

U.S. defense chief says talks with Turkey on Syria 'open and honest'

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that the United States and Turkey, NATO allies, would press on with their collaboration over Syria despite their areas of difference.

US urges Turkey to refocus its Syria fight against IS

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has appealed to Turkey to concentrate its fight in Syria against the Islamic State group as tensions mount between the two NATO allies over Ankara's operation against a Kurdish militia, the Pentagon said Thursday. Show More Summary

Pentagon chief urges Turkey to stay focused on fighting Islamic State

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met his Turkish counterpart on the sidelines of a NATO meeting and called on Ankara to remain focused on fighting Islamic State militants in Syria, a Pentagon statement on Thursday said.

Trump's Military Parade Could Cost Up To $30 Million

Donald Trump raised a few eyebrows, and even more comparisons to third-world countries last week, when he suggested holding a military parade in downtown Washington. Since then, officials such as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis confirmed that Trump had indeed pushed for a large-scale parade to trumpet the U.S. Show More Summary

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis to press European allies on military spending

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will press European allies on Wednesday to stick to a promise to increase military budgets as the United States offers an increase in its own defense spending in Europe.

'Too soon' to tell if Korean Olympic thaw will last: Mattis

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis cast doubt Sunday on whether North Korea's charm offensive at the Winter Olympics would lead to a lasting rapprochement between Pyongyang and Seoul. "Clearly it is too early to say... if that is going to have any traction once the Olympics are over," Mattis said. Show More Summary

Distinguished person of the week: He deftly defies Trump

The country should be immensely grateful that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is there — not only because he is a steady hand and speed bump on President Trump’s rash decisions, but because every week he demonstrates how one can serve without degrading one’s self in this administration. He recently played a key role in […]

US-led strikes on Syria's Deir Ezzor 'self-defense': Pentagon

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Deadly air strikes by a US-led coalition on pro-regime forces in eastern Syria were purely an act of self-defense, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Thursday, in an apparent effort to tamp down controversy over the incident. "It was self-defense," Mattis told reporters. Show More Summary

Mattis says he owes Trump some options on a military parade but won’t share his feelings about one

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that he will provide President Trump with multiple options about staging a grand military parade in Washington but declined to share his feelings about the idea. “I owe him some options,” Mattis told reporters. “We’ll put together options, and we will work everything from size to participation to cost, […]

Jim Mattis says DACA service members won't face deportation

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Mattis said he spoke with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen earlier Thursday in what he described as a "confirming call."

U.S. dismisses fears of wider war after deadly Syria clashes

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis dismissed concerns on Thursday that the United States was being dragged into a broader conflict in Syria, after a major clash with pro-Syrian government forces overnight that may have left 100 or more of them dead.

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