Defense Secretary Jim Mattis traveled across the Pacific, stopping first in Hawaii to visit the headquarters of U.S. Pacific Command and then moving on to Singapore, where he spoke at the Shangri-La Dialogue. He wrapped up his trip in Sydney where he attended a meeting of defense and diplomatic leaders.
Mattis, Tillerson Attend Ministers Meeting in Australia
Mattis Makes Remarks at Shangri-La Dialogue
The United States does not take its alliance with Australia for granted, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Sydney. Story
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, other regional defense leaders and the heads of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations delegations had a "robust" exchange of views on regional security issues on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue Asia security conference in Singapore, a spokesman said. Story
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.