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The budget agreement hammered out in Congress will allow the U.S. military to restore its competitive edge during a time of renewed great power competition, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said today before the House Armed Services Committee. The secretary testified alongside Marine Corps Gen.
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis testifies during a House Committee on Armed Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 12, 2018 ... WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has faced controversy over a military policy on transgender recruits recently released, said ...

Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Tuesday, April 24, featuring former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham. The panel, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in Langford ...
Following President Trump's vow on Twitter to attack Syria and the five days since the alleged chemical weapons attack which prompted the move, no attack actions have been taken. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week. Delivered to your inbox, these are the ...
Defense Secretary James Mattis told Congress Thursday that he couldn't talk about military plans for retaliation against Syria because an attack "is not yet in ... U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis testifies to the House Armed Services Committee on "The FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Budget ...
Trump threatens Syria, taunts Russia; defense secretary less inflammatory. President Donald Trump is shown at ... suspected chemical weapons attack. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took a more measured tone, saying the U.S. and its military coalition partners still were studying intelligence on the attack.

US 'still assessing the intelligence' on alleged Syrian chemical attack, defense secretary says. By Luis ... The U.S. and its allies are "still assessing the intelligence" needed to prove the Assad regime conducted a recent alleged chemical attack in Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said Wednesday.
“I wouldn't just reject it out of hand,” says Leon Panetta, who served as President Bill Clinton's White House chief of staff and President Barack Obama's CIA director and defense secretary. Panetta spoke with Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler about previous National Guard deployments to the border, ...
Washington (CNN) The US has not ruled out launching airstrikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime in response to the weekend's suspected chemical gas attack on civilians, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday. "I don't rule out anything right now," Mattis said while hosting Sheikh ...
President Trump floated the idea of using military funds from the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill to build a border wall. Sens. Jack Reed and Dick Durbin wrote a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis saying the Pentagon "has no legal authority" to use appropriated funds for the construction of a border ...
Defense Secretary Mattis Sends More Troops To Afghanistan With Hopes To End War ... Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is traveling in the Middle East after a two-day trip to Afghanistan. NPR's David Welna is traveling ... SHAPIRO: NPR's David Welna traveling with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Thanks ...
U.S. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Tuesday he believes victory in Afghanistan is still possible — not necessarily on the battlefield but in facilitating a Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government. Mattis spoke shortly before arriving in Kabul, where security concerns were so high that reporters traveling with ...
In a statement, the Department of National Defense (DND) said: "The Department of National Defense mourns the loss of former Defense Secretary and Commanding General of the Philippine Army Fortunato Abat….We thank him for his service to the nation," DND spokesman Arsenio Andolong said in a ...
President Trump announced he will nominate Dr. Lisa Porter as deputy under secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. Most recently, Porter served as executive vice president and director of In-Q-Tel Labs (IQT). Before this, she was the president of Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, and she also ...
Many people have heard stories about Mattis, who currently serves as U.S. Secretary of Defense, particularly during the time of his nomination. Nicknamed “Mad Dog,” the general is known for his intellect, candor and humility. Since his time as a junior officer, he has built a leadership style that has earned ...
Col. Leslie Maher, 375th Air Mobility Wing commander, and Gen. Darren W. McDew, U.S. Transportation Command commander, greeted Mattis upon his arrival. Mattis met with USTRANSCOM leaders and held an all-hands call with base personnel during his visit to the base. USTRANSCOM is a global ...
Bently Nevada, a manufacturer in Minden, has been named a semi-finalists for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the U.S. Defense Department bestows to employers for providing outstanding support to the nation's Guard and Reserve. Bently Nevada will enter ...

Shares. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has sent his proposal on how the military should proceed with transgender service to the White House, Pentagon spokesman Army Maj. David Eastman said. Eastman declined to elaborate on Mattis' proposal, which was due Feb. 21 but delivered Feb. 23, and referred ...
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES N. MATTIS: Well, Mr. Minister, I would just tell you and your delegation, Ambassador, just a big, warm welcome to the Pentagon. As I mentioned, earlier it's good to see our two flags flying together on the steps of the Pentagon. That's where they belong. And since ...
The judge in the Sept. 11 terror case said in court Monday that he would order Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to explain in writing why he suddenly fired the top official overseeing the war court. Defense attorneys in the case are calling the dismissal foul play, in part because some had been hopeful of ...
Secretary of Defense James Mattis presents the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service to Dr. Lewis G. Zirkle at a ceremony in Richland. In 1999, Zirkle founded SIGN Fracture Care International to manufacture and donate orthopaedic instruments and implants for use in developing ...
"There will be no modifications to the current policy until the President's direction has been received by the Secretary of Defense [Jim Mattis] and the Secretary has issued implementation guidance," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, wrote in a memo obtained by VOA.
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with French Minister of Defense Florence Parly yesterday during the Munich Security Conference, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said in a readout of the meeting. The defense secretary and Parly agreed on the need for a strong stance against the ...
The military judge in the USS Cole bombing trial said Thursday he was considering calling Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to testify to help solve a stalemate over the resignations of key lawyers in the death-penalty case. Air Force Col. Vance Spath, the judge who ordered a Marine brigadier general to 21 ...
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will press European allies on Wednesday to stick to a promise to increase military budgets as the United States offers an increase in its own defense spending in Europe. For the first time, NATO countries have submitted plans to show how they will reach a target to ...
Before becoming the 25th defense secretary in 2015, Carter served the Pentagon in several roles, including as assistant secretary of defense for international security policy from 1993-96, as undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics from 2009-11, and as deputy defense secretary from ...
Asked about those issues on Friday, Defense Secretary James Mattis seemed to nonchalantly signal one message: Don't worry. Earlier this week, Trump said he wanted the military to guard the U.S. border with Mexico until the wall was built and there was "proper security." But as of Thursday, the Pentagon ...
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis and others listen to Britain's Secretary of Defense Michael Fallon during meeting at the Pentagon on July 7, 2017. ... There was a moment of confusion aboard Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' military flight to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota last September, amid his ...
"There will be no modifications to the current policy until the president's direction has been received by the secretary of defense [Mattis] and the secretary has issued implementation guidance," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, wrote in a memo obtained by VOA. Federal ...


 

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