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James N. Mattis

Sept. 21, 2018

Mattis Pays Tribute to Prisoners of War, Missing in Action

Service members who were held as prisoners of war and those still missing from the nation's wars deserve respect and admiration from the nation for which they fought, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.

Sept. 19, 2018

Mattis, Philippine Counterpart Discuss Defense Relationship

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana met at the Pentagon to discuss the longstanding defense relationship between their nations.

Sept. 8, 2018

U.S., India Talks Demonstrate Shared Commitment, Pentagon Official Says

Talks in New Delhi between top diplomatic and defense leaders from the United States and India provided a demonstrable signal of a shared commitment to a forward-looking strategic partnership, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Aug. 28, 2018

Mattis, Indonesian Counterpart Reaffirm Defense Relationship

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu discussed a broad range of defense issues during a meeting at the Pentagon, where Mattis thanked the defense minister for his country’s leadership in the region.

Aug. 28, 2018

McCain’s Life Should Serve as Example for Today’s Service Members, Mattis Says

The life of Arizona Sen. John S. McCain, whose faith in country saw him through more than five years in captivity in Vietnam, should serve as an example for service members today, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.

Aug. 28, 2018

Mattis: U.S. Military Becoming ‘Stronger, More Lethal, More Agile’

The Defense Department is making significant progress along its three strategic lines of effort described in the National Defense Strategy issued in January, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.

Aug. 20, 2018

Mattis Impressed With Colombian Progress, Concerned About Venezuela

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said he came away from Colombia impressed by the progress he witnessed during his recent trip to South America, praising the nation's military and police capabilities, but is concerned about the unrest in neighboring Venezuela.

Aug. 16, 2018

U.S., Argentina Agree to Strengthen Military Relationship

The United States and Argentina are in agreement about the security situation in South America, and the countries are looking to increase military-to-military ties, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters.

Aug. 16, 2018

Mattis, Argentine Defense Officials Meet in Buenos Aires

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and top Argentine defense officials reaffirmed the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Argentina during a meeting in Buenos Aires.

Aug. 14, 2018

Mattis Seeks to Deepen Relations with South American Partners

The United States is seeking to strengthen relationships with hemispheric nations and wants to be Brazil’s partner especially in times of trouble, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in Rio de Janeiro.

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