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.
Sept. 20, 2017
Mattis: DoD Lines of Effort Include Building a More Lethal Force
The Defense Department’s three lines of effort include building a more lethal force, strengthening international partnerships and reforming business practices of military departments and DoD itself, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.
Sept. 18, 2017
Secretary Mattis Issues Interim Guidance on Transgender Personnel Service
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued interim guidance, which takes effect immediately, on military service by transgender individuals based on direction received from the president, Defense Department officials said.
Sept. 16, 2017
Defense Secretary Speaks With Japanese Counterpart
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke by phone with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera following the latest North Korean missile launch, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Sept. 13, 2017
Mattis Begins Nuclear-Focused Trip
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is on a three-day nuclear-focused trip that comes during ongoing reviews of the U.S. nuclear posture and ballistic missile defense, with stops in North Dakota, Nebraska and Mexico.