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September 2017
Travels with Jim Mattis, Secretary of Defense

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis traveled to India, where he participated in a wreath-laying ceremony and met with leaders to emphasize the enduring U.S. commitment to India as a strategic partner. Mattis then visited Afghanistan, where he met with troops and U.S., NATO and Afghan leaders. The secretary wrapped up his trip meeting with leaders in Qatar.

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Secretary Meets With Military, Civilian Leaders In Afghanistan

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Mattis Visits India


U.S., NATO Will Stand by Afghanistan, Secretary Says

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at a news conference in the Afghan capital of Kabul that the United States will stand by his country through thick and thin. Story

Mattis: Meeting With Indian Defense Minister Comes at Time of Strategic Convergence

The United States places great importance on building a vibrant defense partnership with India, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a press conference with India’s Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman following their bilateral discussions in New Delhi. Story

Mattis Travels to India to Emphasize 'Enduring U.S. Commitment'

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters traveling with him that the United States and India are two great democracies with shared common goals that make them natural partners. 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.