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July 27, 2018

Communications Key in Solving International Disputes, Mattis Says

Reopening communications at the top line between the United States and nations such as Russia is essential in solving disagreements, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.

July 27, 2018

Mattis, Omani Foreign Minister Discuss Defense Relationship

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi discussed a range of regional security issues as well as ways to strengthen the two countries’ defense relationship during their meeting at the Pentagon.

July 27, 2018

Mattis: U.S. Troop Remains Repatriation ‘Sets a Positive Environment’

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said he’s pleased North Korea has turned over 55 cases of remains of fallen U.S. service members from the Korean War, and looks forward to further negotiations to repatriate the remains of more fallen service members.

July 24, 2018

Talks Bolster U.S.-Australia Security Relationship, Mattis Says

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis reaffirmed the strong relationship between the United States and Australia during the 2018 Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations in California and pledged the U.S. will continue its commitment to the Indo-Pacific region.

July 24, 2018

U.S., Australia Hold Consultations on Indo-Pacific Defense, Economic Development

Leaders from the United States and Australia committed to improving economic development in the Indo-Pacific region and emphasized determination to make the area open, inclusive, prosperous and rules-based.

July 2, 2018

Mattis Returns From Asia, Resets for NATO Summit in Brussels

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis is preparing to attend the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels days after returning from a trip to China, South Korea and Japan, a Pentagon spokesman said.

July 2, 2018

Global Integration Seeks to Buy Leaders Decision Time, Increase ‘Speed of Relevance’

Under the new National Defense Strategy, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his successors must work to speed senior leaders’ decision-making, integrate operations worldwide and deliver forces capable of winning against any possible adversary.

June 29, 2018

Mattis Consults with South Korean Allies After China Visit

After meetings in Beijing with Chinese leaders including President Xi Jinping, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis traveled to South Korea’s capital of Seoul to brief leaders.

June 23, 2018

Mattis, King of Jordan Reaffirm Security Partnership

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis thanked King Abdullah II of Jordan for his unwavering support for a strong bilateral partnership and commitment to regional security and stability during a meeting in Washington.

June 22, 2018

DoD Indefinitely Suspends Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Other Exercises

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis has indefinitely suspended Ulchi Freedom Guardian and other select military exercises on the Korean Peninsula to support implementing the Singapore Summit results, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

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