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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.

Jan. 20, 2018

Mattis Issues Guidance As Federal Government Shuts Down

The Defense Department will continue its mission to defend the people of the United States, American allies and U.S. vital interests around the world during the government shutdown, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in a memo.

Jan. 19, 2018

DoD Official: National Defense Strategy Will Enhance Deterrence

The new National Defense Strategy is aimed at restoring America’s competitive military advantage to deter Russia and China from challenging the United States, its allies or seeking to overturn the international order that has served so well since the end of World War II.

Jan. 17, 2018

Mattis, Canadian Minister Discuss Defense Issues in Vancouver

North Korea, the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, support to Ukraine and other security issues were among the topics Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed with the Canadian defense minister.

Jan. 9, 2018

Mattis, Japanese Counterpart Discuss Alliance

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke by phone with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to discuss a range of issues related to the U.S.-Japan alliance, the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson said.

Jan. 5, 2018

Mattis, South Korean Counterpart Discuss Alliance Issues

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo discussed a range of matters pertaining to the U.S.-South Korean alliance during a phone call.

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. 5, 2017

U.S.-Kuwaiti Partnership Forged in 1991 Liberation Endures, Mattis Says

The relationship forged between the United States and Kuwait during the war for Kuwait’s liberation in 1991 continues to grow, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters traveling with him.

Dec. 5, 2017

Mattis Thanks Kuwaiti Emir for Ongoing Support

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis thanked Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah for his country's ongoing support in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and for Kuwait's hospitality in hosting coalition service members.

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