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March 2017
Travels with Jim Mattis, Secretary of Defense

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis traveled to New York -- to consult on defense issues with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and at the Council on Foreign Relations -- and then to London, where he emphasized the strength of the trans-Atlantic relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Mattis, British Counterpart Conduct News Conference in London

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Mattis Travels to New York, London

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to New York and London, his third trip since taking office. Mattis will first travel to New York to consult on defense issues with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and at the Council on Foreign Relations and then to London, where he will emphasize the unity of the alliance and trans-Atlantic bond between the United States and the United Kingdom. Story

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Secretary Jim Mattis ABOUT THE SECRETARY

Jim 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.