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April 26, 2018

Mattis, Israeli Counterpart Discuss Mutual Security Concerns

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman at the Pentagon to discuss mutual security issues, including Iranian malign influence and destabilizing effects in the region.

March 21, 2018

Joint U.S.-Israel Exercise Juniper Cobra 2018 Concludes

Exercise Juniper Cobra 2018, a joint U.S.-Israel ballistic missile defense exercise, concluded after several weeks of robust training on shared capabilities and interoperability via computer simulations and live scenarios.

Oct. 19, 2017

Mattis Discusses Niger Operation, Asks Media to Stop Second-Guessing

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the Defense Department will make a report on the recent deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger when it is appropriate and asked the media to not second-guess the leaders of the operation on the ground.

May 9, 2017

U.S. Officials Studying Force Size in Afghanistan, Dunford Says

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said no decisions on whether to increase U.S. forces in Afghanistan have been made yet.

April 21, 2017

Mattis Highlights U.S. Commitment to Israel's Security

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis highlighted America’s strong bilateral ties with Israel and its commitment to Israel’s security as he met with President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem.

April 21, 2017

Mattis, Israeli Prime Minister Discuss Security Issues

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, speaking to reporters alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, said he was honored to be in Israel, “our longtime friend and ally in the region.”

April 21, 2017

Mattis Praises America’s Security Partnership With Israel

While in Israel, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States is steadfastly committed to Israel’s security, and appreciates its partnership with Israel in confronting regional and other threats.

April 20, 2017

Mattis Discusses Security Cooperation After Egypt Visit

During his discussions with senior Egyptian officials in Cairo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters upon his arrival in Tel Aviv, Israel, that he and the Egyptians "agreed on the need for a renewed and strong security partnership."

Feb. 17, 2017

Mattis Underscores U.S. Commitment in Meeting With Israeli Counterpart

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis underscored the U.S. commitment to Israel's security and its qualitative military edge during a meeting with his Israeli counterpart on the margins of the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

Jan. 27, 2017

Mattis Confers With Israeli, German, French Defense Ministers

In separate calls, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke with his counterparts from Israel, Germany and France, according to readouts of the calls provided by the Defense Department.

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