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May 27, 2017

Mattis to TAPS Members: ‘You Represent Best of Our Country’

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis welcomed family members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors to the Pentagon as part of the organization’s 23rd annual National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp.

May 23, 2017

North American Defense Leaders Agree on Need for Cooperation

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted Canadian and Mexican officials for the third North American Defense Ministerial meeting, where leaders discussed the global responsibilities and complex challenges the North American community faces.

May 16, 2017

Mattis Confers With Turkish Counterpart at White House

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık met at the White House and firmly agreed on concerns regarding the PKK, a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization, said the Pentagon's chief spokesperson.

May 16, 2017

Mattis Welcomes New Air Force Secretary Home

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ceremonially swore in Heather Wilson as the 24th secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon, noting that "on behalf of the entire Air Force community, on the behalf of the Department of Defense -- welcome home."

May 15, 2017

SecDef Meets With UAE’s Crown Prince

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met at the White House with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan to discuss the U.S.-UAE defense partnership, the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson said.

May 12, 2017

Mattis 'Heartened' After Attending Somalia Meeting in London

In London, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States has a role to play in Somalia, and in helping that nation eradicate al-Shabaab, a vicious terror group.

May 11, 2017

Mattis Discusses Security Issues With Turkish, British Officials in London

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis thanked his counterpart for the U.K.'s sustained leadership in NATO during a visit to London where he also reaffirmed America's defense commitment to Turkey during a meeting with that country's defense minister.

May 10, 2017

Mattis Meets With Lithuanian President, Baltic Defense Ministers

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Lithuania has contributed to the NATO-led mission far away in Afghanistan and has continued to provide capable trainers in Iraq for the mission to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

May 9, 2017

U.S., Denmark Stand Firmly Together, Secretary Tells Prime Minister

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen in the Danish capital of Copenhagen the United States stands firmly with its ally and fellow NATO member Denmark.

May 9, 2017

Counter-ISIS Campaign to Intensify, Mattis Says

The U.S.-led coalition will accelerate its campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said during a joint news conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, with Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen.

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