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May 25, 2018

Mattis, Danish Defense Minister Reaffirm Defense Relationship

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis thanked Danish Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen during a Pentagon meeting for his nation's commitment to international security and for strengthening defense cooperation between the U.S. and Denmark.

May 24, 2018

U.S. in ‘Wait and See’ Position After Iraq Election, Mattis Says

The victory of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s party in Iraq’s recent election has put the United States in a wait-and-see position, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters in Colorado Springs, Colo.

May 24, 2018

Mattis Presides at Change of Command for NORAD, Northcom

Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy succeeded Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson as commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command.

May 24, 2018

U.S. Military Seeks to Be More Lethal, Including in Space, Mattis Says

The military is seeking to be more lethal in all domains, including space, and U.S. Northern Command will have to change to meet the challenges of the future, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.

May 24, 2018

Funding Process for DoD Now Strategy Driven, in Healthy Place, Mattis Says

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said that the funding process for the U.S. military is back in a healthy place, adding that the budget submission was underpinned by strategy for the first time in 10 years.

May 23, 2018

Mattis Welcomes 983 New Lieutenants Into Air Force

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the 983 graduating cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., that he expects them to follow in the footsteps of giants and encouraged them to make the Air Force better every day.

May 17, 2018

Mattis Renews Strategic Partnership in Meeting With Uzbekistan’s President

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis welcomed Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Pentagon for the first time to renew the strategic partnership between the United States and Uzbekistan, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.

May 15, 2018

Mattis, Iceland’s Foreign Minister Discuss Increased Cooperation

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis expressed appreciation to the Icelandic foreign minister for Iceland’s additional investment in infrastructure upgrades to support U.S. and NATO missions during a Pentagon meeting.

May 12, 2018

Defense Secretary, S. Korean Minister Discuss ‘Historic Opportunity’

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met and shared their hope that the upcoming U.S.-North Korea talks would provide a historic opportunity to reach complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea.

May 9, 2018

Mattis Says U.S., Allies Must Deal With Range of Iranian Malign Activities

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee that the United States will continue to work with other nations to address the range of Iranian malign influences.

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