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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.

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.

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