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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis left yesterday on a six-day trip to meet with defense leaders from around the world to chart the way ahead against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The secretary is now in Rome and will move on to Brussels for this year's first NATO defense ministerial, before traveling ...
Enter Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a retired Marine general. Because Trump seems to have a thing for military men, because of Mattis' fearsome reputation as a ground commander and because of his responsibility for America's vast war-making capability, his voice is likely to be highly influential.

Thursday afternoon Gen. Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the U.S. Army and the army's top general, activated a new unit, the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade during a ceremony at Fort Benning. The brigade, which went from concept to reality in less than nine months, will waste no time getting to work.
Washington (CNN) Defense Secretary James Mattis said Thursday that undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children who are currently serving in the military or received an honorable discharge will not face deportation despite the ongoing immigration debate in Washington.
Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis said that "nothing has been decided" on President Trump's request for a military parade in the nation's capitol during Wednesday's White House briefing. "Nothing has been decided or locked in stone," Mattis said. "This is in the early discussion phases and it's ...
Gen. James Glynn told reporters at a Pentagon briefing last month. Glynn pledged continued support for Iraq's security forces but acknowledged that coalition "capabilities" in Iraq would likely shift now that conventional combat operations against the group have largely ended. There were about 170,000 ...

Defense Secretary James Mattis, pictured here, and Joint Chiefs Of Staff Gen. Paul J. Selva will testify before the committee Tuesday morning to brief legislators on the Pentagon's recently completed National Defense strategy and the Nuclear Posture Review. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo).
"Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis rescinded the designations of Harvey Rishikof as the Director of the Office of the Convening Authority for Military Commissions and as the Convening Authority for Military Commissions. Additionally, William S. Castle, acting General Counsel, rescinded the designation ...
Secretary of Defense James Mattis is coming to the Tri-Cities to award another famous native with an honor usually awarded to presidents. Mattis, a retired Marine general and Richland native, will be in town late February to award Dr. Lewis Zirkle the Department of Defense's Medal for Distinguished Public ...
Internal Audit Targets Department of Labor Tip Rule Reworking · Andrew Soergel | Feb. 5, 2018. The Department of Labor's Office of the Inspector General is looking into allegations of impropriety related to a proposed rule change.
CNN reported Wednesday that Mattis wants to prohibit all U.S. military and civilian personnel from bringing their phones into the Defense Department headquarters, which is the largest office building in the world housing approximately 23,000 military and civilian workers. Mattis' request is under review, ...
(CNN) Secretary of Defense James Mattis is actively considering banning US military and civilian personnel from bringing their personal cell phones into the Pentagon, the world's largest office building, according to three US defense ... That plan was floated by White House Chief of Staff retired Gen.
(CNN) Defense Secretary James Mattis begins his second year in the Trump Administration with perhaps just one absolutely crucial task -- stopping ... Along with Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff, Mattis will spend the next few weeks walking a fine line. The two must assure the ...
The regime of North Korea's Kim Jong-un remains a danger to the world, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said yesterday in Honolulu, while ... Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korea Minister of Defense Song Young-moo speak to reporters during a joint press conference at U.S. Pacific ...
It has been over a year since retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis took the oath of office as Secretary of Defense. Despite what his old callsign of "Chaos" implies, which actually stands for Colonel Has An Outstanding Solution, and while it was made tongue-and-cheek at the time, it brings a mantra ...
News) The United States and Vietnam are "like-minded partners" that have a forward-looking relationship, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said today as he concluded a visit to the Vietnamese capital ... The secretary said he also met with the President of Vietnam and the general secretary of the Communist Party there.
James Mattis during his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, on Jan. ... However, Trump has endorsed a different Republican in the state's primary (Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley) and Sykes lags far behind the other Republicans in fundraising so far, according ...

The United States and Vietnam are "like-minded partners" that have a forward-looking relationship, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said today as he concluded a visit to the ... The secretary said he also met with the President of Vietnam and the general secretary of the Communist Party there. "This is the ...
Secretary of Defense James Mattis watched as Indonesian Special Forces drank blood from snakes, walked on fire and broke concrete blocks with their heads in a spectacular display during his visit to Jakarta. Interested in Trump Administration? Add Trump Administration as an interest to stay up to date on ...
Secretary of Defense JAMES N. MATTIS: So first of all, thank you. I know you had to wake up mighty early to .... The SACEUR and his NATO hat. Obviously General Dunford has been there numerous times and has very close phone connections and in -- in NATO forums, close connect with the Turks.
As the government teetered on the edge of a shutdown Friday, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis took to the podium at the Johns Hopkins University school of Advanced International Studies and laid out a sweeping new national defense strategy. "Our competitive edge has eroded in every domain of ...
US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said competition between great powers, not terrorism, is now the main focus of America's national security. The US faced "growing threats from revisionist powers as different as China and Russia", he said, unveiling the national defence strategy. In an apparent ...
As former President Barack Obama's top commander in the Middle East, then-Gen. James Mattis pushed for military strikes to punish Iran for arming anti-American militias in Iraq. But as President Donald Trump's Defense Secretary, Mattis has softened his stance and emerged as one of the administration's ...
United States Marine General James N. Mattis at the American military compound at Kandahar Airport January 14, 2002 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. ... Gen. James Mattis carries his packs into the Kandahar International Airport, which he was responsible for taking over, Kandahar, Afghanistan, December 14, 2001.Associated ...
After Mattis offered a cigarette and coffee, the man said he tried to kill the general and his fellow Marines because he resented the foreigner soldiers in his land. Mattis said he understood the sentiment but assured the insurgent he was headed for Abu Ghraib, the infamous US-run prison. What happened ...
After Mattis offered a cigarette and coffee, the man said he tried to kill the general and his fellow Marines because he resented the foreigner soldiers in his ... Lt. Gen. James Mattis, the commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, speaks to Marines with Marine Wing Support Group 27, May 6.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2018 -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed strategy in South Asia, issues on the Korean Peninsula and Iranian illicit weapons activities, in an impromptu discussion with Pentagon reporters today. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks with reporters at the Pentagon, Jan. 5, 2018.
Defense Secretary James Mattis has said he expects the Defense Department's general purpose forces to perform missions currently designated to special operations teams such as support activities in Iraq and Syria, DoD News reported Friday. Mattis noted the changes will be the result of policy changes ...
Defense Secretary James Mattis has said he expects the Defense Department's general purpose forces to perform missions currently designated to special operations teams such as support activities in Iraq and Syria, DoD News reported Friday. Mattis noted the changes will be the result of policy changes ...
"You've heard the public statements from President Trump, from (Defense Secretary James) Mattis, from (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford) from (Secretary of State Rex) Tillerson, so we are engaging at the very highest levels with the Pakistanis to work together with them against these ...
Defense Secretary James Mattis · James Norman MattisYear two of Trump revolution will make or break 'America First' Air Force taps general to investigate pilots' oxygen issues Experts warn ISIS still has up to 10,000 loyalists in Syria, Iraq: report MORE said he does not carry tokens of gratitude to hand out ...
On Friday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis visited with members of the press and answered a range of questions before the end of the year. When the topic of civilian casualties ... Look for more general purpose forces to be trained/used for roles that have drained SF 2.) W/ transgender, he would not ...
James Mattis, the first retired general to serve as Secretary of Defense in seven decades, has steadily pushed more authority down the chain of command .... official said, adding that others that "typically join for those" include the White House chief of staff, John Kelly, and the national security adviser, Lt. Gen.
Per AP: In general, the state will treat cannabis like alcohol, allowing people 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of pot and grow six marijuana plants at home." Bummer: "Los Angeles has delayed accepting applications for legal sales until Jan. 3, and it will be weeks before any shops open." popular.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Friday the U.S. is "crushing the life out of the caliphate," but ISIS remains a "brand threat." Also, the Pentagon chief sees U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria shifting their focus in 2018. Troops will move to a more 'stabilizing' role rather than "offensive terrain-seizing approach ...
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis told troops to be "at the top of your game" in case a military conflict erupted around North Korea's nuclear program. Washington and Pyongyang have traded a series of threats over the latter's ongoing tests to acquire intercontinental nuclear missile capabilities.
The chivalrous Mattis is an unlikely partner for Trump. He's a Stoic, with an almost superstitious dislike for the spotlight. It's notable that he has avoided gloating this year about victory over the Islamic State, recalling Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's refusal to visit Richmond after its collapse to the Union army in 1865.
The President's 2017 National Security strategy provides our Nation a clear and comprehensive strategy to address the security challenges that America faces. As the world's most lethal armed force, the men and women of the United States military ensure our diplomats always speak from a position of ...
The second longest serving COCOM is General James Mattis, who assumed command of Joint Forces Command in November 2007. The President just appointed General Allen SACEUR. The last Marine SACEUR was Jim Jones, who later become NSA. I think that's a pretty strong signal about how much ...
I've known and admired General James Mattis (USMC, ret.) for years, and have written about him in a couple of books and in this blog. A few years ago, after Mattis was given the bum's rush into retirement by the Barack Obama administration, I described him as "a tough-minded realist, someone who'd ...
16, 2017 -- "Everywhere you find turmoil [in the Middle East], you find Iran's hand in it," Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon yesterday. Reporters ... Defense Secretary James N. Mattis holds an impromptu news conference with Pentagon correspondents, Dec. 15, 2017.
James Mattis, who leads the Department of Defense in President Trump's administration, came back to the Tri-Cities during the Thanksgiving holiday to see family. While at home, the former Marine general decided to slip into the Spudnut Shop in Richland. "He's been in a few times before," said ...
President Donald Trump's policy of pressuring Islamabad to rout terrorists seems to have had little effect, adding to the need for U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis' to mend badly frayed ties, analysts say. Mattis met Monday with Pakistan's Prime Minister, defense minister and army chief of staff during his ...
29, 2017 -- There is a blurring line that separates conventional operating forces from Special Operations Forces and the Defense Secretary expects general purpose forces will eventually shoulder missions once the province of their special forces brethren. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told Pentagon ...
Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Friday the U.S. is "crushing the life out of the caliphate," but ISIS remains a "brand threat." Also, the Pentagon chief sees U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria shifting their focus in 2018. Troops will move to a more 'stabilizing' role rather than "offensive terrain-seizing approach ...
reporter Incurs the Wrath of James Mattis When He Asks If He's 'OK' with Civilian Casualties · JULIO ROSAS | DEC 29, 2017 | 4:48 PM ... Look for more general purpose forces to be trained/used for roles that have drained SF 2.) W/ transgender, he would not single out or issue specific welcome (more) 1/of many.
I've known and admired General James Mattis (USMC, ret.) for years, and have written about him in a couple of books and in this blog. A few years ago, after Mattis was given the bum's rush into retirement by the Barack Obama administration, I described him as "a tough-minded realist, someone who'd ...
US Defence Secretary James Mattis has told American troops to be prepared for war as the United Nations voted to pass the toughest-ever sanctions on North Korea. The new UN ... The US could not assume that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does not seek nuclear war, said the retired general.
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis told troops to be "at the top of your game" in case a military conflict erupted around North Korea's nuclear program. Washington and Pyongyang have traded a series of threats over the latter's ongoing tests to acquire intercontinental nuclear missile capabilities.


 

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