Dec. 4, 2017
Secretary Recognizes Pakistan’s Sacrifices, Role in Counterterrorism Fight
Speaking with Pakistani leaders in Islamabad, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis recognized Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war on terrorism and emphasized the vital role the nation can play in helping to facilitate a peace process in Afghanistan.
Dec. 3, 2017
Mattis Pleased With Results of Aqaba Conference
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters the Aqaba Conference in Jordan shows that nations can work together to address shared threats despite having different domestic agendas and foreign policies.
Mattis, Defense Leaders Meet to Discuss Countering Radicalization, Terrorism
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis attended the Aqaba Process, a conference held in Aqaba, Jordan, focused on countering radicalization, a Pentagon spokesperson said.
Dec. 2, 2017
Mattis, Egypt’s President Discuss Defense Issues in Cairo
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo to discuss defense issues and regional challenges.
Mattis Trip Continues South Asia Strategy Dialogue
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis’ trip to the Middle East and Central Asia will continue the dialogue about the South Asia strategy President Donald J. Trump announced in August.
Nov. 16, 2017
Mattis Embarks on Trip to Military Facilities in Colorado, California
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis embarked on a trip to Colorado and California to meet with senior military leaders, visit military facilities and attend a Marine Corps basic training graduation, a pentagon spokesperson said.
Nov. 9, 2017
Mattis Meets With German, Norwegian Defense Ministers in Brussels
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen and Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen at the NATO Defense Ministerial in Brussels, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.
Dedication to Defeating ISIS Evident By Progress, Mattis Says
The dedication of the U.S.-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is evident by its progress, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said at a defense ministerial at NATO headquarters in Brussels.
Nov. 6, 2017
Mattis Praises Finland’s Contributions to Democracy, Global Security
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis applauded Finland’s contributions to global security and welcomed the deepening U.S.-Finland defense partnership in remarks after a meeting with the country’s president in Helsinki.
Oct. 30, 2017
Mattis: Military Force Authorizations Remain Sound
The 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force remain sound bases for ongoing U.S. military operations against the mutating threat of terrorism aimed at innocents around the globe, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.