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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.

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.

May 1, 2018

Mattis Addresses Issues in Syria, Afghanistan, Korea

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said that the situation in Syria is the “most complex security situation, fighting situation” he has experienced in his four decades of military service.

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.

March 20, 2018

U.S., South Korean Defense Chiefs Agree to Resume Combined Exercises

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo have agreed to resume their annual combined exercises, including Foal Eagle and Key Resolve, which were deconflicted with the schedule of the Olympic Games.

Feb. 6, 2018

Navy Aircraft Participate in Singapore Air Show

U.S. Navy aircraft are participating in the Singapore International Airshow held at the Changi National Exhibition Center.

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. 19, 2018

Deputy Secretary, South Korea’s Vice Defense Minister Meet at Pentagon

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan met with the South Korean vice defense minister at the Pentagon, where they reaffirmed the importance of maintaining vigilance and unity in the face of North Korean aggression, a DoD spokesman said.

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. 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.

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