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Mattis seeks more cooperation with Pakistan on terror fight

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis pressed top Pakistani leaders Monday to "redouble" efforts to go after insurgents operating in safe havens, the Pentagon said, underscoring a long frustration with Islamabad over … Click to Continue »

U.S. defense chief urges Pakistan to redouble efforts against militants

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday met Pakistan's civilian and military leaders and urged them "redouble" their efforts to rein in militants accused of using the country as a base to carry out attacks in neighboring Afghanistan.

US defense chief lands in Pakistan as ties between allies fray

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Pakistan Monday as Washington pressures its wayward ally to eliminate militant safe havens, days after Pakistani authorities freed an alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Mattis landed...Show More Summary

U.S. defense chief arrives in Pakistan but few signs of progress for Trump strategy

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Islamabad on Monday to ask Pakistan's civilian and military leadership to do more to rein in militants accused of using the country as a base to carry out attacks in neighboring Afghanistan.

Mattis seeks more cooperation with Pakistan on terror fight

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will meet with leaders of Pakistan Monday to seek common ground on the counterterrorism fight, amid Trump administration calls for Islamabad to more aggressively go after … Click to Continue »

Mattis eyes moving away from arming Syrian Kurdish fighters

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By Idrees Ali ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that as offensive operations against Islamic State in Syria entered their final stages, he expected the focus to move towards holding territory instead of arming Syrian Kurdish fighters. Show More Summary

US won't walk away from Syria war until talks progress: Mattis

A US-led coalition will forge ahead in its fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq until a UN peace process makes further headway, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday. "We're not just going to walk away right now until the Geneva Process has traction," he told reporters. Show More Summary

U.S. to fight Islamic State in Syria 'as long as they want to fight': Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will fight Islamic State in Syria "as long as they want to fight," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday, describing a longer-term role for U.S. troops long after the insurgents lose all of the territory they control.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is looking at ways to bring Russia into compliance with arms control treaty

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he had discussed Russia’s violation of an arms control treaty with his NATO counterparts and they were looking at how to bring Moscow into compliance with it. “We have a firm belief now over several years that the Russians have violated...

US defense chief heads to NATO for IS, Afghan talks

With the Islamic State crumbling in Iraq and Syria, Afghanistan mired in crisis and Russia looming large, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has plenty of pressing issues to tackle with NATO allies this week. The Pentagon chief arrivesShow More Summary

Mattis faces questions from allies on Islamic State strategy

As the Islamic State group loses its remaining strongholds in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is facing a growing chorus of questions from NATO allies and partners about … Click to Continue »

Source: US Is Still in Direct Talks With North Korea

Despite stern rhetoric from both sides—including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' description of Pyongyang's behavior as "outlaw" —the US and North Korea are still in direct talks behind the scenes and a deal is still possible, a State Department source tells Reuters. The official says American negotiator Joseph Yun has...

Mattis explains how the US would respond if North Korea launched a nuclear missile at America

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out the US's response to a North Korean nuclear missile attack. The US would try to shoot it down, and they have rehearsed their offensive response many times. Both Mattis and Secretary of State RexShow More Summary

Mattis: The Nuclear Threat From North Korea Is 'Accelerating'

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Sunday that the threat of a nuclear attack from North Korea is intensifying.

Pentagon chief says North Korea engages in 'outlaw' behavior

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday, accusing the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs and pledging to repel any strike.

North Korea nuclear missile attack threat accelerating, Pentagon chief says

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said North Korea engages in “outlaw” behavior.        

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JIM MATTIS: North Korea’s nuclear threat is accelerating. In remarks in Seou…

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JIM MATTIS: North Korea’s nuclear threat is accelerating. In remarks in Seoul with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo at his side, Mattis accused the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs — and vowed to defeat any attack. Mattis said North Korea engages in “outlaw” behavior and that the […]

Mattis: Risk of North Korean Nuclear Attack Accelerating

The threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday, accusing the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs and pledging to repel any strike, the AP reports. In remarks in Seoul with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo at...

Mattis says threat of nuclear attack by N.Korea accelerating

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday the threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating.

Mattis talks diplomacy on North Korea ahead of Trump's Asia tour

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By Phil Stewart PANMUNJOM, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis emphasized diplomatic efforts to resolve the North Korean missile and nuclear crisis as he stood at the tense and heavily fortified border between North and South on Friday, saying: "Our goal is not war." His remarks came before U.S. Show More Summary

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