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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis

Sept. 24, 2018

Mattis Stresses Geneva Process for Syria, Gives DoD Good Grades for Hurricane Effort

The fight continues in the Middle Euphrates River Valley to wrest the last 2 percent of land once controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria from the grasp of the terror group, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters.

Sept. 19, 2018

Time is Now to Execute National Defense Strategy, Shanahan Says

The National Defense Strategy unveiled earlier this year has had time to percolate through the force, and now it is time to execute it, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said at the annual Air Force Association meeting.

Sept. 17, 2018

Mattis Praises Macedonia as ‘Stabilizing Force’

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Macedonian defense officials during his first trip to the country and discussed U.S. support for Macedonia's Prespa Agreement with Greece and the country's invitation to join NATO.

Sept. 15, 2018

NATO Chief Lists Benefits of Alliance to United States

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is as important to the United States as it is to Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.

Sept. 13, 2018

More than 7,000 Service Members ‘Leaning Forward’ to Aid Fellow Citizens

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina bringing devastating wind and storm surge, with flooding expected across the Carolinas. More than 7,000 service members are ready to assist residents.

Sept. 11, 2018

Vice President, DoD Leaders Honor Pentagon’s 9/11 Sacrifices

Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva joined Defense Department employees, family members and others to remember those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

Sept. 6, 2018

Mattis: U.S.-India Partnership Important for Indo-Pacific Stability

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis arrived in New Delhi, ready to engage with senior Indian officials to ensure the Indo-Pacific region remains free, safe, prosperous and secure.

Aug. 31, 2018

Mattis, State Department Officials Meet With Middle East Representatives at the Pentagon

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and State Department officials discussed shared strategic objectives and regional security challenges with representatives from the Gulf Cooperation Council states and other nations at the Pentagon.

Aug. 28, 2018

Dunford: U.S. Forces Busy Implementing Defense Strategy Worldwide

U.S. service members operate as part of a whole-of-government strategic approach to the world, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff gave a snapshot of the breadth of the military's global commitment during a Pentagon news conference.

Aug. 26, 2018

DoD Mourns Death of Senator John S. McCain

U.S. senator and retired Navy Capt. John S. McCain died in Arizona at age 81 after a long battle with cancer. McCain, a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War, “steadfastly represented the best ideals of our country,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.

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