Despite the Trump administration’s decision to treat it as an afterthought, arms control is not dead. Upon entering office last January, President Donald Trump asked Secretary of Defense James Mattis to prepare a Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) that would lay out the Trump administration’s nuclear strategy. Show More Summary
President Trump and Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis should be congratulated for contributing to the steady decline of Islamic State’s territorial claims. Several years ago, in October 2014, Islamic State controlled land from central Syria to the fringe of Baghdad — territory that included...
Secretary of Defense James Mattis previewed what’s next in the fight against ISIS, telling reporters that the U.S. will rely less on special forces and more on general forces, especially in Africa. NBC’s Hans Nichols reports.
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis says he is determined to reduce the number of civilian casualties in the Saudi-led campaign against rebels in Yemen. He says the U.S. will press … Click to Continue »
Secretary of Defense James Mattis was at a military base in anticipation of Christmas. This particular base was one that Obama promised to close down. The President’s cabinet visits military
The Trump administration will announce today that the words "climate change" have been deleted from the National Security Statement, overruling advice from his own advisers, including secretary of defense James Mattis
Secretary of Defense James Mattis comments on religion.
Responding to a question on the status of US troops present in Syria, the US Defense Secretary, James Mattis, declared that his country had a UN guarantee to chase out the Islamic Emirates (Daesh) from Syria. And following this, he declared...Show More Summary
ISIS has been driven from Raqqa, but Defense Secretary James Mattis says U.S. forces will stay in Syria to prevent the formation of "ISIS 2.0." The fate of Republican tax-reform schemes now rests with the Senate. A new report looks at gender and pay for Congressional staffers, state public employees, and the 25 largest federal agencies. Show More Summary
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