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June 16, 2018

Mattis Salutes U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Graduates

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said employing the lessons learned will help new merchant mariners negotiate obstacles and the often uncomfortable and hazardous situations they'll encounter as leaders, during a commencement address at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

June 15, 2018

Mattis: Naval War College Grads Will Tackle Today’s Security Challenges

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told U.S. Naval War College graduates he is confident they'll carry forward the legacy of the school's founding officers as they harness their intellect to tackle the security challenges of today.

June 14, 2018

Mattis Calls South Korean, Japanese Counterparts Following Summit

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis reaffirmed U.S. commitment to peace in the Indo-Pacific during phone calls with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts following the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald J. Trump.

June 6, 2018

New NATO Initiatives Aim to Boost Alliance Readiness

NATO is stronger than ever and new initiatives will increase the alliance’s readiness capacity, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Brussels, where he previewed the upcoming NATO Defense Ministerial.

June 4, 2018

Mattis, Indo-Pacific Leaders Discuss Security Issues at Shangri-La Dialogue

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Indo-Pacific regional leaders discussed security issues during a series of meetings at the 2018 International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

May 24, 2018

Funding Process for DoD Now Strategy Driven, in Healthy Place, Mattis Says

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said that the funding process for the U.S. military is back in a healthy place, adding that the budget submission was underpinned by strategy for the first time in 10 years.

May 23, 2018

Mattis Welcomes 983 New Lieutenants Into Air Force

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the 983 graduating cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., that he expects them to follow in the footsteps of giants and encouraged them to make the Air Force better every day.

May 17, 2018

Mattis Renews Strategic Partnership in Meeting With Uzbekistan’s President

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis welcomed Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the Pentagon for the first time to renew the strategic partnership between the United States and Uzbekistan, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.

May 9, 2018

Mattis Says U.S., Allies Must Deal With Range of Iranian Malign Activities

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee that the United States will continue to work with other nations to address the range of Iranian malign influences.

May 4, 2018

Mattis Emphasizes ‘Service to Others’ as Key American Strength

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis emphasized the importance of service to others during an awards ceremony in Kennewick, Wash., saying giving back and putting others before self are core to America’s strength.

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