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May 19, 2017

Mattis, Dunford, McGurk Cite Coalition Progress to Annihilate ISIS

The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will accelerate the campaign to destroy the group wherever it tries to form, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, alongside Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

May 19, 2017

Mattis Praises Former Defense Secretary Hagel’s Selflessness

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel always put service to others above self, as the two men unveiled Hagel’s official portrait at the Pentagon.

May 18, 2017

Mattis Praises Norway as Important U.S., NATO Ally

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Norwegian Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide at the Pentagon, where he praised Norway as an important U.S. and NATO ally.

April 20, 2017

Mattis Discusses Security Cooperation After Egypt Visit

During his discussions with senior Egyptian officials in Cairo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters upon his arrival in Tel Aviv, Israel, that he and the Egyptians "agreed on the need for a renewed and strong security partnership."

April 19, 2017

Mattis Meets With Saudi Officials in Riyadh, Praises Kingdom’s Leadership

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke to reporters after meetings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, touching on the kingdom’s leading role in regional security as well as on countering Iranian influence and negotiating peace in Yemen.

April 18, 2017

North Korea 'Recklessly Tried to Provoke,' Mattis Says

North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch is an attempt to "provoke" and underscores why the United States is working with the Chinese government to keep the Korean Peninsula nuclear-free, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

April 18, 2017

Mattis Arrives in Saudi Arabia for Talks on Strengthening Strategic Ties

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis began a visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss efforts to strengthen commitments to the U.S.-Saudi security partnership.

April 7, 2017

Mattis Praises Mark E. Green’s Nomination as Next Army Secretary

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Dr. Mark E. Green of Tennessee to become the next Secretary of the Army.

March 28, 2017

Mattis Plans Trip to New York, London

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to New York to consult on defense issues with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and at the Council on Foreign Relations and then to London, where he will emphasize the trans-Atlantic bond between the United States and the United Kingdom.

March 24, 2017

Mattis, Spanish Defense Minister Discuss Security Relationship

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Spanish Minister of Defense Maria Delores de Cospedal met at the Pentagon, where the two leaders discussed the enduring U.S.-Spain security relationship as well as their continued commitment to NATO.

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