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Feb. 1, 2018

Mattis, British Counterpart Discuss Defense, Security Topics

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and his British counterpart discussed priorities for an upcoming NATO defense ministers conference and international security topics at the Pentagon.

Feb. 1, 2018

Safety of DoD Members, Families Drives Electronic Device Review, Official Says

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis’ top priority as he reviews the use of electronic devices at Defense Department locations worldwide is the safety and security of DoD personnel and their families, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.

Jan. 31, 2018

Mattis, Tillerson Co-Host First U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue

At the inaugural U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue at the State Department, Defense Secretary James. N. Mattis said Qatar is a strong and valued military partner to the United States.

Jan. 25, 2018

Mattis Calls U.S., Vietnam ‘Like-Minded Partners’

The United States and Vietnam share values based on mutual respect and common interests, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said as he concluded a visit to the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi.

Jan. 25, 2018

Mattis, Vietnamese Defense Minister Discuss Security, Other Issues

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich met in Hanoi to discuss regional security issues, Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement.

Jan. 24, 2018

Mattis to Thank Vietnam for Supporting North Korean Sanctions

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said the U.S and Vietnam are building a positive future together, and he expressed gratitude for the nation’s support on the North Korean issue while speaking with reporters traveling with him in Asia.

Jan. 23, 2018

Mattis Visiting Indonesia, Vietnam to Build Relationships

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said to reporters on his way to Jakarta, Indonesia, that building alliances and partners are at the crux of his trip to the Indo-Pacific region.

Jan. 20, 2018

Mattis Issues Guidance As Federal Government Shuts Down

The Defense Department will continue its mission to defend the people of the United States, American allies and U.S. vital interests around the world during the government shutdown, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in a memo.

Jan. 19, 2018

National Defense Strategy a ‘Good Fit for Our Times,’ Mattis Says

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said the new National Defense Strategy is a good fit for the times, emphasizing the return of great power rivalry, yet still addressing other threats that abound in the world.

Jan. 19, 2018

DoD Official: National Defense Strategy Will Enhance Deterrence

The new National Defense Strategy is aimed at restoring America’s competitive military advantage to deter Russia and China from challenging the United States, its allies or seeking to overturn the international order that has served so well since the end of World War II.

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