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US Sending 3,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. is sending another 3,000 troops to Afghanistan, an increase of over 25 percent in the number of American forces there. Mattis told reporters Monday at the Pentagon that the boost in U.S. troop strength would be “over 3,000,” but he declined to name a specific number. “Frankly, I

Mattis To Review Navy Accidents

by Idrees Ali (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that he was working to see if there was a link between a spate of recent military accidents and budget caps, but said he could not draw a direct line at this time. Since June, more than 70 U.S. service members have […] The post Mattis To Review Navy Accidents appeared first on gCaptain.

China says threats won't help resolve North Korea crisis as US escalates military threats

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Threatening action or rhetoric cannot help resolve the situation on the Korean peninsula, China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted about the existence of military options on North Korea. [ more › ]

Defense Secretary Mattis Says US Will Act On North Korea Missiles That Pose A Threat

As President Donald Trump prepares to make his first speech to the United Nations, Secretary of Defense James Mattis was pushing the administration’s line on North Korea, saying that the US has “many military options” available for toppling...Show More Summary

Attack On North Korea Could Spare Allies, Secretary Mattis Says. Analysts Aren't So Sure.

Days after President Donald Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “rocket man” and members of his administration made it clear military options against Pyongyang remained on the table, Defense Secretary James Mattis sought...Show More Summary

Mattis: Unclear if budget cuts play role in military crashes

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says senior military leaders are taking a close look at whether strict budget constraints have led to a recent rash of deadly training accidents and crashes … Click to Continue »

Mattis hints at military options on North Korea but offers no details

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By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted on Monday about the existence of military options on North Korea that might spare Seoul from a brutal counterattack but declined to say what kind of options he was talking about or whether they involved the use of lethal force. Show More Summary

U.S. to send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan: Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday the United States would send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan and that most were either on their way or had been notified of their deployment.

Mattis: No need yet to shoot down NKorean missiles

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. has not attempted to shoot down any of North Korea's missiles -- including two that have recently overflown Japan -- because they have … Click to Continue »

Sean Spicer, mocked press secretary, wins laughs at Emmys

Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary whose full-throated defense of Donald Trump earned him derision on television, delighted his former tormentors in a surprise appearance at Sunday’s Emmys. Spicer, who resigned in July in one of the many shake-ups of Trump’s White House, was the highlight of Stephen Colbert’s opening monologue which took [...]Show More Summary

HRC Responds to New Pentagon Guidance on Transgender Troops

Today, HRC responded to reports of new guidance from Secretary of Defense James Mattis regarding the re-enlistment of transgender service members and access to required medical care. “It is clear that there is broad opposition within...Show More Summary

Steve Mnuchin’s bizarre eclipse-flight defense

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The day of the Great American Eclipse, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and his wife, Scottish actress Louise Linton, flew to Kentucky on a government plane. Their trip drew attention after Linton posted a lengthy, blistering response to a woman who commented critically on her...

Defense chief: Philippine-wide martial law 'very remote'

The Philippine defense secretary said Friday that President Rodrigo Duterte has considered the possibility of placing the entire country under martial rule over fears of planned left-wing protests getting out … Click to Continue »

Trump's generals look to provide a steady hand

Dubbed the "axis of adults," three generals working for President Donald Trump are trying to drill a sense of good order and discipline into a sometimes chaotic White House. The trio -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser H.R. Show More Summary

Defense Secretary Mattis to visit Offutt Air Force Base

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is set to visit U.S. Strategic Command headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha. Offutt officials say Mattis will make the stop … Click to Continue »

Defense chief says US must keep all 3 parts of nuclear force

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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday he has become convinced that the United States must keep all three parts of its nuclear force, rather than eliminate one, as he once suggested.

Amid NKorea crisis, Mattis focuses on US doomsday arsenal

As North Korea flaunts its new nuclear muscle, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is spotlighting the overwhelming numerical superiority of America's doomsday arsenal. On Wednesday he is dropping in on ground … Click to Continue »

John P. White, deputy secretary of defense in Clinton administration, dies at 80

He also was an executive in the private sector and held faculty positions at Harvard University.

Ash Carter urges "coercive diplomacy" with North Korea

The former defense secretary says the threat posed by North Korea goes back "multiple administrations of both parties"

Ash Carter advises "coercive diplomacy" for North Korea

In this edition of Issues That Matter, we take a closer look at the U.S. response to North Korea's nuclear threat. Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who spent more than three decades working on national security issues and was involved...Show More Summary

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