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Details on how the military views outer space and cyberspace as battlefronts in future wars should emerge in the national defense strategy that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to unveil Friday. The national defense strategy -- a forward-looking take on the challenges facing the U.S. military and ...
Two atheist groups have sent a letter to Defense Secretary General James Mattis calling for an end to "coerced prayers" in the military. Without saying they would file a lawsuit over specific problems, they laid out several instances in which non-religious troops had a choice: pray or be punished.
Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel · Charles (Chuck) Timothy HagelPentagon documents hundreds of serious misconduct cases against top brass Obama defense SEC: Trump's treatment of Gold Star families 'sickens' me The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE tore into President Trump · Donald John ...
President Donald Trump is an "embarrassment" who has set the world up for a year of "great danger" in 2018, former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said ... President Trump's twitter fights with North Korea's Kim Jong Un are a threat to U.S. national security says for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will travel to China later this spring on his first official visit to the country since assuming his current position nearly one year ago, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesperson told Japan's Kyodo news agency. According to the U.S. Department of Defense's chief ...

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has achieved a legendary status on par with the heroes of the US military's past. Stories of his achievements and sayings are told in the same way that Patton, Pershing, Marshall, and MacArthur. He is widely viewed as above politics -- a man dedicated to his job and his country. In his 44 ...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2018 -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis will depart Jan. 15 for a trip that will take him to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he will participate in the welcome dinner of the Vancouver Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula, defense officials announced ...
Andrew Poulin: Good afternoon, my name is Andrew Poulin, President of the Center for International Maritime Security. I am privileged to be here today with former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter here at Harvard University. Mr. Secretary, if you would in traditional CIMSEC fashion, please briefly introduce ...
Britain's Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has warned that dangers from the Islamic State group are "far from over" despite its defeat in Iraq. Williamson says the fight now "enters a new phase" and expressed his government's commitment to continue working with the U.S.-led coalition to hunt down ...
U.S. troops have been in Syria fighting ISIS militants near the border with Iraq. Now, more American diplomats and contractors are headed to Syria to help stabilize areas that have suffered years of war. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email ...
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on November 30. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images. Asked if the U.S. had ironed out considerations with Russia and China about the Korean Peninsula's future after a hypothetical war, Mattis said, "We're probably not where ...
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 ...
So it was with some surprise that I read Sunday morning that Mattis has become the frontrunner to become Defense Secretary. Trump tweeted Sunday morning that, "General James 'Mad Dog" Mattis, who is being considered for Secretary of Defense, was very impressive yesterday. A true General's General!".
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Friday that he was optimistic about improving Somali accountability concerning the distribution of American aid to Somali armed forces, much of which was suspended because of corruption concerns. "I'm sure we can get this thing under control, even if it's not for ...
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that the United States experienced the same "problems" with Qatar a decade ago that its gulf ... "One of the first trips that President George W. Bush asked me to take when I became secretary (of defense) over a decade ago was to go to Qatar, ...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For only the second time since 9/11, America's Defense Secretary didn't visit U.S. troops in a war zone during December, breaking a long-standing tradition of personally and publicly thanking service members in combat who are separated from their families during the holiday season ...

FILE - In this Dec. 21. 2017, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis talks to U.S. Marine Corps troops at a rifle range at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. For only the second time since 9/11, America's Defense Secretary didn't visit U.S. troops in a war zone during December, breaking a longstanding tradition of ...
So it was with some surprise that I read Sunday morning that Mattis has become the frontrunner to become Defense Secretary. Trump tweeted Sunday morning that, "General James 'Mad Dog" Mattis, who is being considered for Secretary of Defense, was very impressive yesterday. A true General's General!".
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on November 30. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images. Asked if the U.S. had ironed out considerations with Russia and China about the Korean Peninsula's future after a hypothetical war, Mattis said, "We're probably not where ...
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 ...
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Friday that he was optimistic about improving Somali accountability concerning the distribution of American aid to Somali armed forces, much of which was suspended because of corruption concerns. "I'm sure we can get this thing under control, even if it's not for ...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan met with Afghanistan's acting defense minister, Lt. Gen. Tariq Shah Bahrami, today in the Pentagon, Shanahan's spokesperson said. In a readout following the meeting, navy Cmdr. Sarah Higgins said both leaders reaffirmed their continued strong ...
The conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal 2018, which was adopted last week, contains a provision that allows the "Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs to approve certain medical products for use by combat medics to improve chances of survival on the ...
"What is clear, is that the Secretary of Defense does not have veto power on it. This is a decision of the president's," Perry told Politico's "Off Message" podcast. While the president could consult the Defense Secretary during the minutes he is making the decision, the Cabinet member serves in an advisory ...
Gates also recalled the naturalization ceremonies for military members that he attended as Secretary of Defense. He wrote that during his tenure as secretary, more than 45,000 military members became U.S. citizens and that he "was honored to serve alongside all of them, and humbled by their sense of ...
Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Gavin Williamson as Britain's new Defense Secretary. It's the wrong choice -- she should have gone ...
For many years, his claim to fame was keeping a pet tarantula under his desk. Gavin Williamson's rise to power has been rapid -- but his latest ...
Gavin Williamson, right, at the Defense Ministry in London on Thursday after he was appointed Defense Secretary. He replaces Michael Fallon, ...
(CNN) UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon resigned on Wednesday, admitting that his past behavior towards women had "fallen short", as the swirl of allegations about sexual harassment in British politics intensified. Fallon's departure came after a journalist, Julia Hartley-Brewer, confirmed he had ...
Britain's Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon leaving Downing Street in London, following a Cabinet meeting, Tuesday Oct. 31, 2017.
(CNN) Standing yards away from North Korea, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday that the US and South Korea were committed to ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2017 -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met on the sidelines with key leaders from the Asia-Indo-Pacific region to discuss security issues ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2017 -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis participated in the Association of Southeast Asian nations Defense Ministers' Meeting-Plus today ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2017 -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis embarked yesterday on a trip to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to the Asia-Pacific region, ...
Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told reporters Oct. 16 that Isnilon Hapilon and Omarkhayam Maute, two major Islamic ...
Defense Secretary James Mattis was one of several people who inscribed a ... and others, including former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Sen.
AUGUSTA -- There's much on the mind of James Mattis, the country's Secretary of Defense. In a speech last week before the Association of the ...
Speaking at the annual Air Force Association conference on September 20, Defense Secretary James Mattis engaged in the time-honored ...
Defense Secretary Ash Carter calls on a reporter during a joint news conference ... Ash Carter, former Secretary of Defense during the Obama ...
Former US Defense Secretary William Perry has warned that relations between the US and Russia have entered a "new Cold War," and that ...
VIDEO: Hawaii Reps Question Defense Secretary Mattis ... Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis testifies during a House Armed Services Committee ...
Defense Secretary James Mattis calls on the U.S. Army "to be ready" with North Korea "military options that our president can employ, if needed ...
Hagel, 70, who fell out of favor with the GOP when he accepted President Barack Obama's invitation to serve as Secretary of Defense, said he ...
rockets and grenades were fired at an airport in Kabul hours after U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in Afghanistan Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2017 -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke by phone with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera on the evening of Sept.
In addition to our support and gratitude, we owe our men and women in uniform the tools, equipment, resources, and training they need to fight ...
(WASHINGTON) -- There could be an "opportunity for talks" between the United States and North Korea, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Thursday, if North Korea halts its nuclear tests, development and exports. Speaking to reporters during a trip to visit U.S. Northern Command and the North ...
In an in-studio interview with On Point Wednesday, former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said he doesn't believe in letting North Korea keep ...
United States Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has announced that, for the first time, the Afghanistan military is fully involved in the war with ...


 

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