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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis traveled to New York -- to consult on defense issues with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and at the Council on Foreign Relations -- and then to London, where he emphasized the strength of the trans-Atlantic relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.
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Mattis, British Counterpart Conduct News Conference in London
In a joint news conference with his British counterpart in London, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that North Korea is moving in a "very reckless manner" with its nuclear and missile programs, while Russian activities in Afghanistan are also of concern. Story
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis discussed security concerns with his British counterpart, and praised the enduring relationship between the U.S. and the United Kingdom in defending freedom and shared values. Story
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to New York and London, his third trip since taking office. Mattis will first travel to New York to consult on defense issues with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and at the Council on Foreign Relations and then to London, where he will emphasize the unity of the alliance and trans-Atlantic bond between the United States and the United Kingdom. Story
Jim Mattis became the 26th defense secretary Jan. 20, 2017. During more than four decades in uniform, he commanded Marines at all levels, including in combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a joint force commander, he commanded U.S. Joint Forces Command, NATO's Supreme Allied Command for Transformation and U.S. Central Command.