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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis
Mattis: Actions in Ukraine Show Russia’s Word Cannot Be Trusted
November 28, 2018
— Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian ships in the Sea of Azov in contradiction to signed treaties and the Law of the Sea show that Russia cannot be counted on to keep its word, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at the Pentagon...
Mattis Oversees Southcom Command Change
November 26, 2018
— Defense Secretary James N. Mattis presided over the U.S. Southern Command change-of-command ceremony in Miami, as Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd turned over the reins to Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller...
Security Meeting Examines Wartime Control of Forces in South Korea
October 31, 2018
— U.S. and South Korean defense leaders have made significant progress in preparation for transfer of wartime control over the combined forces to the South Korean military...
More than 7,000 Service Members ‘Leaning Forward’ to Aid Fellow Citizens
September 13, 2018
— Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina bringing devastating wind and storm surge, with flooding expected across the Carolinas. More than 7,000 service members are ready to assist residents...
Vice President, DoD Leaders Honor Pentagon’s 9/11 Sacrifices
September 11, 2018
— Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva joined Defense Department employees, family members and others to remember those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon...
Mattis: U.S.-India Partnership Important for Indo-Pacific Stability
September 6, 2018
— Defense Secretary James N. Mattis arrived in New Delhi, ready to engage with senior Indian officials to ensure the Indo-Pacific region remains free, safe, prosperous and secure...
Dunford: U.S. Forces Busy Implementing Defense Strategy Worldwide
August 28, 2018
— U.S. service members operate as part of a larger whole-of-government strategic approach to the world, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff gave a snapshot of the breadth and width of the military's global commitment during a Pentagon news conference...
DoD Mourns Death of Senator John S. McCain
August 26, 2018
— United States senator and retired Navy Capt. John S. McCain died in Arizona after a long battle with cancer. He was 81. McCain, a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War, “steadfastly represented the best ideals of our country,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said...
Mattis Comments on DoD Role in Election Security, Space as Warfighting Domain
August 7, 2018
— The Defense Department will provide all support necessary to the Department of Homeland Security and law enforcement agencies to protect U.S. elections from Russian interference and other bad actors, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said...
Mattis Says Taliban Under Increasing Pressure to Reconcile
August 7, 2018
— The president’s South Asia Strategy is working in Afghanistan and pressure is increasing on the Taliban to enter reconciliation discussions, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon...