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Jan. 8, 2018

Pentagon Spokesman: U.S. Wants Pakistan to Take ‘Decisive Action’ Against Terrorism

U.S. officials want to see Pakistan take “decisive action” against terrorism following the suspension of U.S. security funding to that country, the director of press operations at the Pentagon said.

Dec. 4, 2017

Secretary Recognizes Pakistan’s Sacrifices, Role in Counterterrorism Fight

Speaking with Pakistani leaders in Islamabad, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis recognized Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war on terrorism and emphasized the vital role the nation can play in helping to facilitate a peace process in Afghanistan.

Dec. 2, 2017

Mattis Trip Continues South Asia Strategy Dialogue

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis’ trip to the Middle East and Central Asia will continue the dialogue about the South Asia strategy President Donald J. Trump announced in August.

Dec. 1, 2017

Mattis Departs for 5-Day Middle East Trip

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis is in Egypt for meetings with the president and defense minister. It's the first stop on a five-day trip to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to partnerships in the Middle East, West Africa and South Asia.

Feb. 9, 2017

Mattis Discusses Defense Relationship in Call With Senior Pakistani General

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis discussed the U.S.-Pakistan defense relationship and continued partnership on counterterrorism and regional stability with Pakistani Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa.

May 21, 2016

DoD Conducts Airstrike Against Taliban Leader Mullah Mansur

The Department of Defense conducted an airstrike targeting Taliban leader Mullah Mansur in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.

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