Feb. 3, 2017
Mattis: U.S. Will Overwhelmingly Respond to Any Nuclear Weapons Use
The United States will defeat any attack on the homeland or on its allies and will meet any use of nuclear weapons with an effective and overwhelming response, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Seoul.
Mattis Emphasizes U.S. Commitment in Meetings With South Korean Leaders
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis emphasized the U.S. commitment to the Asia-Pacific region and its alliance with South Korea in separate meetings with South Korean leaders, Pentagon spokesman Navy Cmdr. Gary Ross said.
Feb. 2, 2017
Mattis Describes Overseas Trip as Opportunity to Listen to Allies’ Concerns
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will listen to the concerns of South Korean and Japanese leaders during his first trip overseas in his new position.
Feb. 1, 2017
Mattis Issues Budget Guidance, Says 2017 Submission Will Rise
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued budget directives aimed at addressing shortfalls in the department and building a more lethal joint force.
Defense Secretary Talks With Saudi Defense Minister
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis discussed the strong U.S.-Saudi defense partnership in a call with Saudi Arabia’s defense minister, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said.
Jan. 31, 2017
Mattis Meets With Jordan’s King, Calls South Korean, Italian Counterparts
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the Pentagon and later spoke via phone with his South Korean and Italian counterparts, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said.