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July 11, 2017

U.S., Italian Defense Chiefs Meet at Pentagon

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Italian counterpart met at the pentagon to discuss Italy’s robust defense partnership, cooperation at NATO and joint efforts in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Libya, a Pentagon spokesperson said. ‎

July 10, 2017

Defense Secretary Meets With Tunisian Prime Minister

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis lauded Tunisia for its leadership in promoting regional security and stability in Northern Africa during a meeting with Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed at the Pentagon.

July 7, 2017

Mattis, British Counterpart Discuss Shared Security Interests

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon at the Pentagon to discuss bilateral defense issues, NATO, the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the situations in Afghanistan and North Korea.

July 7, 2017

Mattis, Qatari Minister Discuss Defeat-ISIS Campaign

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke by telephone with Qatari Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid al-Attiyah to discuss the security partnership between their respective countries.

July 7, 2017

Mattis, Pacific Region Defense Ministers Discuss North Korean Threat

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis discussed the July 4 North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile launch with defense ministers representing South Korea, Japan and Malaysia during phone calls, a Pentagon spokesperson said.

July 6, 2017

Military Backs Up Diplomatic, Economic Tools Against North Korea, Mattis Says

The United States military stands ready to provide options to President Donald J. Trump, but diplomatic and economic efforts remain the tools of choice to convince North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile programs, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

June 29, 2017

Mattis Pleased With NATO Progress Deterring Russia, Combating Terror

During a news conference in Brussels, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said NATO defense ministers discussed threats to alliance nations from Russia and terrorist groups, and policies and capabilities needed to counter these threats.

June 29, 2017

NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence Highlights Mattis Meeting With Polish Counterpart

During a meeting with the Polish defense minister in Brussels, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis highlighted NATO’s enhanced forward presence in Europe and emphasized the United States’ commitment to the alliance.

June 28, 2017

Mattis Meets German Counterpart, Highlights Trans-Atlantic Bond

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with the German defense minister in southern Germany, where the two leaders discussed a number of security priorities, including Afghanistan and the enhanced forward presence in Europe.

June 28, 2017

Mattis Salutes NATO Collective Security During Marshall Center Speech

The United States will continue to build on the foundation laid by George C. Marshall, and remains committed to NATO’s collective defense, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a speech marking the Marshall Plan’s 70th anniversary.

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