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Oct. 24, 2017

Defense Secretary Affirms Commitment to Asia-Pacific Region

During the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus in the Philippines, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ‎reaffirmed the United States' commitment to regional allies and partners and to a free and open Indo-Asia-Pacific.

Oct. 23, 2017

Mattis Confers With ASEAN Counterparts on Defense, Security Challenges

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and ten counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met in the Philippines to discuss mutual security challenges and strong multilateral defense cooperation.

Oct. 23, 2017

Mattis in Philippines to Strengthen Ties with ASEAN, Discuss North Korea

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said strengthening ties with allies, increasing defense capabilities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and discussions about the threat of North Korea are among the topics he will contend with on his trip.

Oct. 22, 2017

Defense Secretary Embarks on Asia-Pacific Trip

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis embarked on a trip to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to the Asia-Pacific and meet with allies and partners in the region, with planned stops in the Philippines, Thailand and South Korea.

Oct. 19, 2017

Mattis Discusses Niger Operation, Asks Media to Stop Second-Guessing

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the Defense Department will make a report on the recent deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger when it is appropriate and asked the media to not second-guess the leaders of the operation on the ground.

Oct. 19, 2017

Mattis, Egyptian Counterpart Discuss Defense Issues

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the Egyptian defense minister emphasized the importance of strong U.S.-Egyptian cooperation for stability in the Middle East, the fight against terrorism and the success of the bilateral military exercise Bright Star 2017.

Oct. 12, 2017

Mattis Highlights Working By, With, Through Allies

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis briefed reporters traveling with him to U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla., while on a trip to three military headquarters -- Centcom, U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Southern Command.

Oct. 11, 2017

Mattis Details Three Lines of Effort in Memo to DoD Personnel

The Defense Department is on a wartime footing and the pursuit of global security and stability requires that the U.S. armed forces remain the world's preeminent fighting force, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a memorandum to all DoD personnel.

Oct. 9, 2017

U.S. Military Adapting in Complex Environment, Mattis Says

The U.S. military is adapting to remain the most lethal joint force on the planet and to respond to evolving global security challenges, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said at the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting and exposition.

Oct. 3, 2017

Effects of South Asia Strategy Already Being Felt, Mattis Tells Senate

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the certainty engendered by President Donald J. Trump's South Asia strategy already is paying dividends in Afghanistan.

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