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June 2017
Travels with Jim Mattis, Secretary of Defense

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.

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Australian-U.S. Ministers Work Together to Ensure Strength of Alliance

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Defense Minister Marise Ann Payne speak to the press.

The United States does not take its alliance with Australia for granted, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Sydney. Story

Delegations Focus on Counterterrorism, Maritime Security, North Korea

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and defense ministers from the Association of South East Asian Nations stand together during the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

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

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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.