July 7, 2017
Mattis, Qatari Minister Discuss Defeat-ISIS Campaign
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke by telephone with Qatari Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid al-Attiyah to discuss the security partnership between their respective countries.
Mattis, Pacific Region Defense Ministers Discuss North Korean Threat
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis discussed the July 4 North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile launch with defense ministers representing South Korea, Japan and Malaysia during phone calls, a Pentagon spokesperson said.
July 6, 2017
Military Backs Up Diplomatic, Economic Tools Against North Korea, Mattis Says
The United States military stands ready to provide options to President Donald J. Trump, but diplomatic and economic efforts remain the tools of choice to convince North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile programs, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.
June 29, 2017
Mattis Pleased With NATO Progress Deterring Russia, Combating Terror
During a news conference in Brussels, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said NATO defense ministers discussed threats to alliance nations from Russia and terrorist groups, and policies and capabilities needed to counter these threats.
NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence Highlights Mattis Meeting With Polish Counterpart
During a meeting with the Polish defense minister in Brussels, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis highlighted NATO’s enhanced forward presence in Europe and emphasized the United States’ commitment to the alliance.
June 28, 2017
Mattis Meets German Counterpart, Highlights Trans-Atlantic Bond
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with the German defense minister in southern Germany, where the two leaders discussed a number of security priorities, including Afghanistan and the enhanced forward presence in Europe.
Mattis Salutes NATO Collective Security During Marshall Center Speech
The United States will continue to build on the foundation laid by George C. Marshall, and remains committed to NATO’s collective defense, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a speech marking the Marshall Plan’s 70th anniversary.
June 27, 2017
Mattis to Meet German Counterpart, Highlight Marshall Plan Anniversary
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis described his upcoming talks with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen as the start of a strategic dialogue, while briefing reporters en route to Europe.
Mattis Arrives in Germany for Marshall Plan Commemoration
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Germany to highlight the 70th anniversary of the initiative that provided $13 billion to help rebuild Western European economies after World War II, and meet with his counterpart to discuss common security concerns.
June 26, 2017
Mattis Meets With India's Prime Minister
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in Washington to discuss the importance of the U.S.-India relationship and the role of both nations in cooperating to foster democratic laws and principles.