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May 2018

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis traveled to Hawaii to speak at the change-of-command ceremony for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. He then attended the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, where he delivered a speech on the challenges of Indo-Pacific security.

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Mattis Discusses Singapore Summit, North Korea, DoD Audit With Reporters

North Korea was a topic in almost all of his bilateral talks with leaders of other nations, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters during his return flight from Singapore and his Indo-Pacific region trip. Story

Mattis Meets With Indo-Pacific Leaders at Shangri-La Dialogue

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Indo-Pacific regional leaders discussed security issues during a series of meetings at the 2018 International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Story

Mattis, Indo-Pacific Partners Discuss Security Issues at Singapore Summit

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and his Indo-Pacific regional counterparts discussed security issues during a series of meetings at the 2018 International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Story

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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.