Aug. 24, 2017
Mattis: U.S., Ukraine Continue to Build Lasting Strategic Partnership
The United States and Ukraine are cultivating a lasting strategic partnership built on common security interests and shared principles, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said from Kyiv, Ukraine.
Aug. 23, 2017
Mattis Praises Defeat-ISIS Efforts in Meetings With Iraqi Leaders
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Iraq and praised the Iraqis' efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in separate meetings with three top Iraqi officials.
Aug. 22, 2017
Mattis: U.S., Coalition 'Steadfast' With Iraq for ISIS Defeat
The United States and its coalition partners remain unwavering in their commitment to Iraq in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said while in Baghdad.
Mattis, Jordanian Leaders Discuss ISIS Fight, Common Security
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Jordan's top officials in Amman to discuss the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the defeat-ISIS coalition and security in the Middle East.
Aug. 21, 2017
President Unveils New Afghanistan, South Asia Strategy
President Donald J. Trump unveiled a new strategy to bolster American security that encompasses Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and South Asia during an address to the nation at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.
Aug. 20, 2017
Exercise to Strengthen Efforts in Defense of South Korea, Mattis Says
A joint U.S.-South Korean computer-simulated defensive exercise is meant to strengthen joint efforts for the defense of South Korea and regional allies, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.
Mattis Arrives in Jordan to Discuss Security Issues
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis thanked leaders in Jordan for being key partners in the fight to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Mattis is on a trip to reaffirm U.S. commitment to strategic partnerships in the Middle East and Europe.
Aug. 18, 2017
Defense Secretary to Visit Middle East and Europe
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will travel to Turkey and make his first visit as secretary to Jordan and Kyiv, Ukraine, during a five-day trip to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to strategic partnerships in the Middle East and Europe, Pentagon officials said.
Aug. 17, 2017
Mattis Reaffirms Alliance in Meeting With Japanese Counterpart
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera on the sidelines of the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee meeting at the State Department to reaffirm the strength of the U.S-Japan Alliance.
Mattis Congratulates South Korea's New Defense Minister
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis congratulated the South Korean defense minister on his confirmation to the position and discussed a range issues related to the U.S.-South Korean alliance during a phone call.