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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 12, 2018

DoD Welcomes Positive News From Summit, Spokesperson Says

The Defense Department welcomes the positive news coming out of the summit meeting in Singapore between President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

May 24, 2018

DoD Official: U.S. Military Continues ‘High State of Vigilance’ in Korea

The U.S. military continues its “maximum pressure campaign” in regard to North Korea, and U.S. forces on the Korean Peninsula maintain their usual high state of vigilance.

May 12, 2018

Defense Secretary, S. Korean Minister Discuss ‘Historic Opportunity’

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met and shared their hope that the upcoming U.S.-North Korea talks would provide a historic opportunity to reach complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea.

April 28, 2018

Mattis, South Korean Defense Minister Discuss North-South Korea Talks

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and his South Korean counterpart expressed their commitment to a diplomatic resolution that achieves complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea.

Feb. 14, 2018

Pacom Commander Says Indo-Pacific Region at a Crossroads

America’s security and economic prosperity are linked to the Indo-Pacific region, which finds itself at a crossroads, Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Command, told members of the House Armed Services Committee.

Feb. 13, 2018

Cyber Tops List of Threats to U.S., Director of National Intelligence Says

The United States faces a complex, volatile and challenging threat environment, the director of national intelligence testified at a Senate intelligence committee hearing, highlighting cyber at the top of the list of worldwide threats.

Feb. 8, 2018

Pence: U.S., Allies to Continue Peacefully Dismantling North Korea’s Nuke Program

North Korea has threatened the United States and its Indo-Pacific region allies while focusing on developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, Vice President Mike Pence told U.S. and Japanese troops at Yokota Air Base in Japan.

Jan. 27, 2018

Mattis, South Korean Counterpart Reaffirm Strength of Alliance

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo reaffirmed the mission to defend South Korea and to maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula during a meeting at U.S. Pacific Command’s headquarters in Honolulu.

Jan. 27, 2018

Mattis Describes North Korea Regime as ‘Threat to the Entire World’

The North Korean regime is an international problem that requires an international solution, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at a news conference in Hawaii with his South Korean counterpart.

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