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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 ...
A meeting between Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov and James Matisse, Secretary of Defense of the United States, was held in Brussels today, February 15, in the framework of the NATO Defense Ministers' Meeting in Brussels. During the talks, topical issues of bilateral relations were ...
Russia 'no threat,' NATO expansion 'dilutes effectiveness' of bloc – ex-US defense secretary to RT ... NATO's rapid expansion has not necessarily strengthened the alliance and the US should rethink its hostility towards Russia, former US Secretary of Defense William Perry said on RT's SophieCo program.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis told Al Arabiya that Iran is behind all the regional crises. (AFP). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Thursday, 15 February 2018. Text size A A A. US Defense Secretary James Mattis told Al Arabiya that Iran is behind all the regional crises. In response to a question by Al ...
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 ...
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's new nuclear strategy calls for smaller weapons designed to deter North Korea, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday. Mattis told reporters at the White House that the weapon would be used to deter one nation in particular, clearly suggesting North Korea, which ...
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says President Donald Trump's desire for a massive military parade reflects his respect and fondness for the U.S. military. Mattis is briefing reporters at the White House. He says "we all know" Trump's "affection for the military." Mattis says the Pentagon has been putting together ...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan visited the National Space Defense Center and Air Force Space Command units here on Feb. 5 to discuss military space operations with DoD, National Reconnaissance Office and AFSPC leaders and to receive mission ...
Defense Secretary James Mattis speaks during a portrait unveiling ceremony for former Defense Secretary Ash Carter, at the Pentagon, Friday, Feb. ... GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – In a surprise move, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Monday fired the top official overseeing the trials of the ...
Share on StumbleUpon · Share on Google Plus. Aerial view of the Pentagon building. Approximately 23,000 military and civilian personnel work in the Pentagon. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images). Secretary of Defense James Mattis is reportedly considering banning personal cellphones from the ...
After a six-year fight with the Department of Defense, the researchers at the National Security Archive obtained thousands of memos written by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Nate Jones, director of the archive's Freedom of Information Act Project, about what ...
The defense secretary applauded Indonesia's efforts to work with its neighbors -- especially Malaysia and the Philippines -- to cooperate on counterterrorism efforts, and he pledged to provide additional assistance as requested with maritime domain awareness, while rebuilding education and training with ...
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 ...


 

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