Last month, Secretary of Defense James Mattis urged Congress to allow the Pentagon to reduce its excess overhead. Mattis has requested this authority before – as have at least four of his predecessors (Carter, Panetta, Hagel and Gates)...Show More Summary
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis both argued on Monday that wars against extremism abroad do not require a congressional vote, despite considerable bipartisan pushback. Testifying before the Senate...Show More Summary
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis says that North Korea “shackles its people” in order to threaten the world “with catastrophe”. Mr Mattis said that the US government is doing “everything we can” to solve the ongoing crisis with North...Show More Summary
Secretary of Defense James Mattis went to the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea to tell the everyone in earshot — including the nearby North Korean troops — that while the U.S. and her allies want peace, we’ll continue to be strong enough for war. Show More Summary
With two feet planted firmly at the 38th parallel, US Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday accused North Korea of building a nuclear arsenal to “threaten others with catastrophe, according to local media reports. Mattis, who is visiting...Show More Summary
President Trump and Kim Jong Un have not traded public threats of late, but it's still been a busy week in terms of North Korean developments. Defense chief James Mattis visited the DMZ, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sees a potential ally in India, and two Democratic lawmakers aim to...
Amid increasingly heated rhetoric between the United States and North Korea, Secretary of Defense James Mattis sought to quell concerns about the potential of an impending nuclear war. During an appearance in Thailand with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Mattis said the U.S. was...
The notion of the three retired generals surrounding Donald Trump?National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and Chief of Staff John Kelly?protecting Americans from an unstable, impulsive demagogue who might create global catastrophe has been around since the beginning of the Trump presidency.
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, troubled by a lack of information two weeks after an ambush on a special operations patrol in Niger left four U.S. soldiers dead, is demanding a timeline of what is known about the attack, as a team of investigators sent to West Africa begins its...
A senior Republican source told Gabriel Sherman that White House chief of staff John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis talked about what they would do if President Trump “lunged for the nuclear football.”
Today Secretary of Defense James Mattis addressed the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington, DC. AUSA is a private association that is sort of the Army’s lobbying and public relations arm. (Full...Show More Summary
On 3 October at the Senate's Armed Forces Committee Hearing, Generals James Mattis (Defense Secretary) and Joseph Dunford (Chief of Staff of the Joint Armed Forces) have declared that the US armies would stay indefinitely in Afghanistan so that the Taliban could never hope to return to power. Show More Summary
Secretary of Defense James Mattis has a new plan for the battle in Afghanistan, and he revealed some of it in congressional testimony Tuesday. Among the innovations are changes to battlefield rules, extra troops and a fancy new acronym. Mattis told a pair of congressional hearings Tuesday night...
Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have formed a “suicide pact,” promising to all leave their cabinet positions in the event one of their jobs is in jeopardy, Buzzfeed reports. News of the pact came to light Wednesday after...
A U.S. official told BuzzFeed that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson won’t be fired due to a so-called “suicide pact” forged between Defense Secretary James Mattis, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Tillerson whereby all three cabinet secretaries vow to leave [...]
Supporters of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran (the JCPOA) have been very active on social media this afternoon claiming that Secretary of Defense James Mattis broke with President Trump when he told the Senate Armed Services Committee...Show More Summary
President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress unveiled the most detailed look at their tax cut plan yet. The Taliban claimed responsibility for a failed mortar attack on the airport in Kabul while Secretary of Defense James Mattis was making an unannounced visit to Afghanistan. Sen. Show More Summary
Attack comes as U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg visit Afghan capital.
Defense Secretary James Mattis’ plane was the target of a rocket attack at Kabul international airport on Wednesday during an unannounced visit to meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, the Taliban said. As many as 40 rockets and rocket-propelled grenades struck the airport in a hail of fire, but...
Defense Secretary James Mattis was the target of a failed rocket attack near a key Afghanistan airport Wednesday, the Taliban said, though the attack occurred after he had left the airport. Hours after Mattis landed, as many as 40 rockets...Show More Summary