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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis

Oct. 9, 2018

Democracy Providing Stability, Security in the Hemisphere, Mattis Says in Mexico

Democracy is succeeding in Latin America and can be a beacon to the rest of the world, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Cancun, Mexico.

Oct. 3, 2018

Stoltenberg Forecasts NATO Defense Minister Discussions

NATO defense ministers are meeting in Brussels to implement the decisions made by alliance heads of state in July and to discuss burden sharing, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

Sept. 26, 2018

Mattis, Romania’s Defense Minister Agree to Continue Defense Cooperation

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Romanian Defense Minister Mihai Fifor at the Pentagon to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Romania.

Sept. 26, 2018

Mattis: More Data Needed to Assess Women’s Effectiveness in Combat Arms

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, that with so few women in combat arms right now, the services and Defense Department officials really can’t judge how successful the effort has been.

Sept. 26, 2018

Mattis Tells VMI Cadets That War Will be Their Roughest Auditor

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said that the roughest auditor that the young cadets of the Virginia Military Institute will face is war, and that war will test the young cadets’ character, intellect and physical fitness.

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.

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