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January 2018

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he met with foreign ministers and discussed the nuclear threat posed by North Korea. The secretary then traveled to Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho where he visited with service members and hosted a town hall meeting.

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Secretary Jim Mattis ABOUT THE SECRETARY

James N. Mattis became the 26th defense secretary Jan. 20, 2017. During more than four decades in uniform, he commanded Marines at all levels, including in combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a joint force commander, he commanded U.S. Joint Forces Command, NATO's Supreme Allied Command for Transformation and U.S. Central Command.