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June 21, 2018

Mattis, German Counterpart Reaffirm Defense Relationship in Pentagon Meeting

Germany is a vital security provider, a force for European and global prosperity and an enduring ally to the United States, and the two nations remain united against shared threats, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said while meeting with his German counterpart at the Pentagon.

June 16, 2018

Mattis Salutes U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Graduates

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said employing the lessons learned will help new merchant mariners negotiate obstacles and the often uncomfortable and hazardous situations they'll encounter as leaders, during a commencement address at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

June 15, 2018

Mattis: Naval War College Grads Will Tackle Today’s Security Challenges

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told U.S. Naval War College graduates he is confident they'll carry forward the legacy of the school's founding officers as they harness their intellect to tackle the security challenges of today.

June 14, 2018

Mattis Calls South Korean, Japanese Counterparts Following Summit

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis reaffirmed U.S. commitment to peace in the Indo-Pacific during phone calls with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts following the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald J. Trump.

June 8, 2018

Groups Such As ISIS Cannot Be Allowed To Exist, Mattis Says

While Iraq has liberated all of its territory once captured and held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the U.S.-led military campaign against the rogue organization continues in Syria, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at a meeting of the defeat-ISIS coalition at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

June 8, 2018

Mattis Stresses Unity in Meeting Collective Security Threats

Threats to collective security have not waned, whether from terrorism or Russia’s aggression and hybrid threats, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

June 8, 2018

Defense Relationship Highlights Mattis Meeting With German Counterpart

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the NATO defense ministers conference in Brussels to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Germany.

June 6, 2018

New NATO Initiatives Aim to Boost Alliance Readiness

NATO is stronger than ever and new initiatives will increase the alliance’s readiness capacity, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Brussels, where he previewed the upcoming NATO Defense Ministerial.

June 5, 2018

Mattis: Carlucci Left ‘Indelible Mark’ on DoD

Former Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci, who has died at age 87, changed the way the Defense Department worked with Congress and managed critical defense issues under dynamic and challenging geopolitical circumstances, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.

June 4, 2018

Mattis Discusses Singapore Summit, North Korea, DoD Audit With Reporters

North Korea was a topic in almost all of his bilateral talks with leaders of other nations, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters during his return flight from Singapore and his Indo-Pacific region trip.

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