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Sept. 12, 2017

Mattis Praises U.S.-Portugal Security Partnership at Pentagon Meeting

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hailed Portugal as a longstanding, reliable U.S. and NATO ally during his Pentagon meeting with Portuguese Defense Minister José Alberto Azeredo Lopes.

Sept. 8, 2017

Mattis, Qatari Counterpart Discuss Security Partnership

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah discussed the security partnership between the U.S. and Qatar during a phone conversation, said the chief Pentagon spokesperson.

Sept. 8, 2017

Mattis Thanks Kuwaiti Leader for Strategic Partnership

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Mohammed Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah discussed security matters of mutual concern during their meeting at the Pentagon.

Sept. 3, 2017

Mattis, Dunford Brief President on Military Options Available to Deal With North Korea

After a national security meeting at the White House, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that any threat to the United States, its territories or its allies could be met with an "effective and overwhelming" military response.

Aug. 31, 2017

Mattis, Japanese Counterpart Discuss Latest North Korean Missile Launch

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera agreed that North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over Japan on Aug. 28 is "an unacceptable act that undermines security and stability in the region."

Aug. 30, 2017

Mattis Announces Panel Will Review President’s Transgender Guidance

The Defense Department has received President Donald J. Trump’s memorandum addressing the military service of transgender persons, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

Aug. 25, 2017

Secretary Pledges Support in Meetings With Leaders in Ukraine

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis pledged continued U.S. support to build the capacity of Ukraine's forces and applauded Ukraine's commitment to modernizing its defense sector in meetings with two of the country's top leaders.

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.

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