Oct. 19, 2017
Mattis, Egyptian Counterpart Discuss Defense Issues
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the Egyptian defense minister emphasized the importance of strong U.S.-Egyptian cooperation for stability in the Middle East, the fight against terrorism and the success of the bilateral military exercise Bright Star 2017.
Oct. 12, 2017
Mattis Highlights Working By, With, Through Allies
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis briefed reporters traveling with him to U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla., while on a trip to three military headquarters -- Centcom, U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Southern Command.
Oct. 11, 2017
Mattis Details Three Lines of Effort in Memo to DoD Personnel
The Defense Department is on a wartime footing and the pursuit of global security and stability requires that the U.S. armed forces remain the world's preeminent fighting force, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a memorandum to all DoD personnel.
Oct. 9, 2017
U.S. Military Adapting in Complex Environment, Mattis Says
The U.S. military is adapting to remain the most lethal joint force on the planet and to respond to evolving global security challenges, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said at the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting and exposition.
Oct. 3, 2017
Effects of South Asia Strategy Already Being Felt, Mattis Tells Senate
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the certainty engendered by President Donald J. Trump's South Asia strategy already is paying dividends in Afghanistan.
Sept. 27, 2017
Mattis: U.S., NATO Will Stand by Afghanistan
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis affirmed the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan and praised the accomplishments of Afghan security forces during a news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Sept. 26, 2017
Mattis: Meeting With Indian Defense Minister Comes at Time of Strategic Convergence
The United States places great importance on building a vibrant defense partnership with India, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a news conference with India’s defense minister following their bilateral discussions in New Delhi.
Sept. 25, 2017
Mattis Travels to India to Emphasize 'Enduring U.S. Commitment'
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to India to underscore the enduring U.S. commitment to its strategic partner, Defense Department officials said.
Sept. 22, 2017
Poland, a Valued NATO Member, Leads by Example, Mattis Says
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis welcomed his Polish counterpart, Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, to the Pentagon to discuss strengthening the two countries’ military relationship, defense capabilities and NATO interoperability.
Sept. 21, 2017
Mattis Meets with Polish Defense Minister at Pentagon
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis discussed NATO, Poland's continuing contributions to the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria with the Polish defense minister during a meeting at the Pentagon.