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Secretary of Defense

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Jim Mattis

The Secretary of Defense is the principal defense policy adviser to the President and is responsible for the formulation of general defense policy and policy related to all matters of direct concern to the Department of Defense, and for the execution of approved policy. Under the direction of the President, the Secretary exercises authority, direction and control over the Department of Defense. The Secretary of Defense is a member of the President's Cabinet and of the National Security Council. Biography

Travels With Mattis April 2017: Mattis Visits Middle East, Africa

Mattis Visits Middle East, Africa

April 2017

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Qatar, Djibouti

Travels With Mattis March 2017: Mattis Visits New York, London

Mattis Visits New York, London

March 2017

New York, London

Travels With Mattis February 2017: Mattis Visits Belgium, Germany, UAE, Iraq

Mattis Visits Belgium, Germany, UAE, Iraq

February 2017

Belgium, Germany, UAE, Iraq

Travels With Mattis February 2017: Mattis Visits South Korea, Japan

Mattis Visits South Korea, Japan

February 2017

South Korea, Japan