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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.

May 30, 2018

Pacific Command Change Highlights Growing Importance of Indian Ocean Area

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis stressed the importance of the Indian Ocean region of U.S. Pacific Command's area of responsibility and announced that the Defense Department is renaming the combatant command as U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

May 24, 2018

U.S. in ‘Wait and See’ Position After Iraq Election, Mattis Says

The victory of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s party in Iraq’s recent election has put the United States in a wait-and-see position, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters in Colorado Springs, Colo.

May 24, 2018

Mattis Presides at Change of Command for NORAD, Northcom

Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy succeeded Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson as commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command.

May 15, 2018

Mattis, Iceland’s Foreign Minister Discuss Increased Cooperation

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis expressed appreciation to the Icelandic foreign minister for Iceland’s additional investment in infrastructure upgrades to support U.S. and NATO missions during a Pentagon meeting.

March 11, 2018

Mattis Sees No Change in Russian Military Capability in Light of Putin’s Speech

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said he sees no change in Russia’s military capability in light of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent speech in which he said Russia has nuclear weapons capable of attacking the United States.

March 11, 2018

Mattis Begins Overseas Trip to Strengthen Partnerships

Cohesion is critical to maintaining stability in the Persian Gulf region, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters aboard an aircraft en route to Oman, the first leg of an overseas trip designed to strengthen partnerships.

March 7, 2018

Mattis Welcomes Estonian Defense Minister to Pentagon

In a meeting at the Pentagon with Estonian Defense Minister Juri Luik, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis emphasized the close U.S.-Estonia security partnership, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Feb. 16, 2018

Mattis, Turkish Defense Minister Discuss Complex Syria Environment

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and the Turkish defense minister discussed the complex security environment in Syria and the danger a resurgent Islamic State of Iraq and Syria could pose to NATO allies, during a meeting in Brussels.

Feb. 14, 2018

Mattis, Polish Counterpart Reaffirm Defense Relationship

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak discussed bilateral efforts to deter regional aggression and reaffirmed the U.S.-Poland defense relationship during a meeting in Brussels.

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