Jan. 5, 2018
Mattis Speaks to Reporters About South Asia, North Korea, Iran
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed strategy in South Asia, issues on the Korean Peninsula and Iranian illicit weapons activities during an impromptu discussion with Pentagon reporters.
Jan. 4, 2018
Mattis Discusses U.S.-South Korean Exercises, Iran Protests
Joint South Korean-U.S. military exercises have been “deconflicted” with the Winter Olympics, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said during an impromptu news conference at the Pentagon.
Dec. 16, 2017
Mattis: Iran Working to Destabilize Middle East
“Everywhere you find turmoil [in the Middle East], you find Iran’s hand in it,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon, where he addressed questions about Iran and U.S. efforts to expose Iran’s malicious behavior.
Dec. 14, 2017
Haley Says Iran Must Stop Destabilizing Behavior
Standing in front of an Iranian rocket fired at an international airport in Saudi Arabia, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Iran must stop all its destabilizing behavior.
DoD Shows Iranian Weapons as Proof of Tehran’s Duplicitous Ambitions
Lying in a hangar at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., is concrete proof that the Iranian regime is exporting arms to sow instability and promote violence throughout the Middle East.
March 17, 2017
Mattis, Saudi Defense Minister Discuss Middle East Security Environment
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met at the Pentagon with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed Bin Salman to discuss the Middle East security environment and the two nations’ defense relationship.
March 9, 2017
Iran Poses Threat to Centcom’s Area of Responsibility, Votel Says
Iran poses the most significant threat to U.S. Central Command's complex area of responsibility, Centcom commander Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Feb. 23, 2017
Dunford Discusses Strategy, Threats at Brookings Event
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said countering threats and violent extremism is still the correct way to benchmark what the Defense Department must do to prepare the joint force.
Feb. 2, 2017
DoD Welcomes U.S. Decision to Allow Iraqis on Special Visas to Enter Country
A Pentagon spokesman said Defense Department officials have welcomed a decision from the U.S. government to allow Iraqi translators and interpreters with special documentation to travel to the United States.
Aug. 30, 2016
Centcom Commander Discusses Partners, Regional Operations, Challenges
Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, the U.S. Central Command commander, says that government and military leaders in countries in Centcom’s area of responsibility have made it clear that they value their relationships with the U.S.