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Sept. 28, 2018

Mattis Plans Trip to Meet With French Leaders, Attend NATO Conference

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis embarks Oct.1 on a trip that includes stops in France and Belgium where he plans to meet with leaders, reaffirm partnerships and discuss key NATO matters.

Sept. 8, 2018

U.S., India Talks Demonstrate Shared Commitment, Pentagon Official Says

Talks in New Delhi between top diplomatic and defense leaders from the United States and India provided a demonstrable signal of a shared commitment to a forward-looking strategic partnership, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Aug. 20, 2018

Mattis Impressed With Colombian Progress, Concerned About Venezuela

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said he came away from Colombia impressed by the progress he witnessed during his recent trip to South America, praising the nation's military and police capabilities, but is concerned about the unrest in neighboring Venezuela.

March 22, 2017

Mattis Urges Congressional Support for Additional $30 Billion for Defense

The $30 billion in requested additional defense funding for fiscal year 2017 would be used to strengthen the military and protect the nation against emerging global security challenges, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

Feb. 3, 2017

Strength of Alliance Highlights Meeting Between Mattis, Japan’s Prime Minister

In a Tokyo meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.- Japanese alliance, according to a Pentagon news release.

Jan. 20, 2017

Defense Secretary Issues Message to Nation’s ‘Sentinels and Guardians’

Almost immediately after taking office, Defense Secretary James Mattis issued a message to the men and women of the Defense Department.

Jan. 20, 2017

Mattis Takes Oath as 26th Defense Secretary

By a 98-1 vote, the Senate confirmed retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to be the 26th secretary of defense, and Vice President Michael R. Pence administered his oath of office shortly afterward.

Jan. 19, 2017

Carter Legacy: Force of the Future, Modernizing DoD, Confronting Threats

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is departing as President Barack Obama's top defense advisor after nearly two years in the post, during which he led initiatives to modernize and strengthen the department while confronting myriad global challenges in a changing strategic landscape.

Jan. 18, 2017

Carter Says Farewell After 35 Years of Defense Department Service

Defense Secretary Ash Carter addressed members of the Defense Department in the Pentagon auditorium to say farewell to the department he’s served and to those he has served alongside in a series of jobs that have grown in responsibility over 35 years.

Dec. 15, 2016

Carter Meets With Turkey’s Defense Minister in London

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işik in London on the sidelines of a meeting of defense ministers whose countries are participating in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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