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April 26, 2018

Mattis, Israeli Counterpart Discuss Mutual Security Concerns

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman at the Pentagon to discuss mutual security issues, including Iranian malign influence and destabilizing effects in the region.

April 26, 2018

Mattis Highlights Efforts to Restore Military, Fight Tomorrow’s Wars

The United States has a clear way forward with the 2018 National Defense Strategy to restore the military’s competitive edge in an era of re-emerging long-term great power competition, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told a Senate panel.

April 25, 2018

Mattis Asks House Committee to Build on Recent DoD Successes

All of the Defense Department’s policies, expenditures and training must contribute to the lethality of the military, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee, which he thanked for its efforts to provide the funding needed to face the threats of the new age.

April 20, 2018

Mattis Welcomes Japanese Counterpart, Discusses Regional Security

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis welcomed Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to the Pentagon where the leaders discussed ways to further strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance.

April 18, 2018

Mattis, Qatar’s Defense Minister Discuss Mutual Security Interests

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis welcomed Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah to the Pentagon to reaffirm the strategic security partnership between the United States and Qatar.

April 17, 2018

Mattis Reaffirms U.S.-Albania Defense Relationship

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis welcomed Albanian Defense Minister Olta Xhacka to the Pentagon, where he praised Albania’s significant contributions to global and coalition operations, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.

April 13, 2018

Mattis, Dunford Detail Attacks on Syrian Chemical Arsenal

U.S., British and French forces launched attacks against the Syrian government’s chemical weapon arsenal in retaliation for the use of such weapons on civilians, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.

April 13, 2018

U.S. Military Must Develop All-Domain Defenses, Mattis, Dunford Say

Nations that want to challenge the United States conventionally will lose, but they may look for asymmetric ways to do so, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told lawmakers.

April 12, 2018

Budget Allows Forces to Restore Competitive Edge, DoD Leaders Tell House

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.

April 11, 2018

Mattis Welcomes Dutch Defense Minister to Pentagon

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with the Dutch defense minister at the Pentagon, where he highlighted the Netherlands' value to the United States and NATO as a steadfast ally.

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