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Jan. 17, 2018

Mattis, Canadian Minister Discuss Defense Issues in Vancouver

North Korea, the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, support to Ukraine and other security issues were among the topics Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed with the Canadian defense minister.

Jan. 16, 2018

Mattis Highlights Diplomatic Solution for North Korean Situation

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed security and stability on the Korean Peninsula with foreign ministers in British Columbia before traveling to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, where he met with troops.

Jan. 13, 2018

Pacom Officials: Missile Warning in Hawaii Was False Alarm

U.S. Pacific Command has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii, Pacom officials said in a statement after Hawaii residents received an emergency notification warning of an inbound ballistic missile threat.

Jan. 13, 2018

Deputy Secretary, Japanese Official Discuss Importance of Space Domain

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and Japan's minister of state for space policy met to discuss the importance of space to the mutual defense of their nations and how the United States and Japan can expand cooperation in that domain.

Jan. 12, 2018

Defense Secretary to Visit Canada, Idaho

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis is traveling to Vancouver, British Columbia, to meet with foreign ministers and discuss the nuclear threat posed by North Korea before heading to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to visit the 366th Fighter Wing.

Jan. 9, 2018

Mattis, Japanese Counterpart Discuss Alliance

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke by phone with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to discuss a range of issues related to the U.S.-Japan alliance, the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson said.

Jan. 5, 2018

Mattis, South Korean Counterpart Discuss Alliance Issues

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo discussed a range of matters pertaining to the U.S.-South Korean alliance during a phone call.

Jan. 5, 2018

Mattis Speaks to Reporters About South Asia, North Korea, Iran

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed strategy in South Asia, issues on the Korean Peninsula and Iranian illicit weapons activities during an impromptu discussion with Pentagon reporters.

Jan. 4, 2018

Mattis Discusses U.S.-South Korean Exercises, Iran Protests

Joint South Korean-U.S. military exercises have been “deconflicted” with the Winter Olympics, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said during an impromptu news conference at the Pentagon.

Dec. 22, 2017

Marine Air Traffic Controllers Conduct ‘Voodoo Magic’ Exercise

Members of Marine Air Control Squadron 4, Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, traveled to Okinawa, Japan, to practice their air traffic control skills during Exercise Voodoo Magic.

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