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May 2017
Travels with Jim Mattis, Secretary of Defense

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis traveled to Denmark, Lithuania and the United Kingdom to meet with U.S. partners and reaffirm key military alliances. While in Denmark, Mattis and the Danish defense minister co-hosted a meeting of senior leaders from 15 countries that are key contributors to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.


Mattis 'Heartened' After Attending Somalia Meeting in London

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis came away from a British-sponsored conference on Somalia in London with renewed hope for the peace process in the African nation. Story

Mattis Discusses Security With British, Turkish Leaders

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis thanked his counterpart for the U.K.'s sustained leadership in NATO during a visit to London where he also reaffirmed America's defense commitment to Turkey during a meeting with that country's defense minister. Story

Mattis Meets With Lithuanian President, Baltic Defense Ministers

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis walks with Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karobli

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Lithuania has contributed to the NATO-led mission far away in Afghanistan and has continued to provide capable trainers in Iraq for the mission to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Story

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Secretary Jim Mattis ABOUT THE SECRETARY

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.