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Donald Trump Considers Retired General James Mattis as DoD Secretary
Donald Trump Considers Retired General James Mattis as DoD Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed that he has put retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis under consideration for the role of defense secretary. read more...


Ashton Carter Congratulates Potential DoD Sec. James Mattis
Ashton Carter Congratulates Potential DoD Sec. James Mattis

Outgoing Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has congratulated retired general James Mattis, who will potentially lead the Defense Department under the next administration. read more...


Congress Approves Waiver to Allow James Mattis to Lead DoD
Congress Approves Waiver to Allow James Mattis to Lead DoD

The House has cleared a waiver that allows retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to lead the Defense Department under the incoming administration. read more...


James Mattis Vows to Bring Harmony, Trust to Pentagon
James Mattis Vows to Bring Harmony, Trust to Pentagon

Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis has vowed to bring harmony and trust to the Pentagon if he gets confirmed as the defense secretary under the incoming administration. read more...


James Mattis Vows to Strengthen Cooperation in Military, Intelligence, State Dept
James Mattis Vows to Strengthen Cooperation in Military, Intelligence, State Dept

Newly sworn-in Defense Secretary James Mattis said in his first memo his intention to strengthen cooperation among the U.S. military, intelligence community and State Department during his term. read more...


Mattis Appoints Navy Admirals as Senior Military Adviser, Chief of Staff
Mattis Appoints Navy Admirals as Senior Military Adviser, Chief of Staff

Defense Secretary James Mattis has appointed U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Craig Faller and retired Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney as his senior military adviser and chief of staff, respectively. read more...


Report: James Mattis Considers Visit to Japan, South Korea for 1st International Trip as Pentagon Chief
Report: James Mattis Considers Visit to Japan, South Korea for 1st International Trip as Pentagon Chief

A government official has said Defense Secretary James Mattis is considering a visit to Japan and South Korea next week as part of his first international tour as head of the Pentagon. read more...



James Mattis Vows to Support Trump's Military Civilian Chief Nominees
James Mattis Vows to Support Trump's Military Civilian Chief Nominees

Defense Secretary James Mattis has expressed his support for Vincent Viola, Philip Bilden and Heather Wilson, President Donald Trump’s picks to assume the highest civilian position in the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, respectively. read more...


James Mattis Orders Cost-Cutting Reviews of F-35, Air Force One Programs
James Mattis Orders Cost-Cutting Reviews of F-35, Air Force One Programs

Defense Secretary James Mattis has ordered cost-cutting reviews of the programs for the F-35 fighter jet and next-generation Air Force One development. read more...



State Dept Clears $140M Missile Sale to South Korea
State Dept Clears $140M Missile Sale to South Korea

The State Department has approved a $140 million foreign military sale of missiles to South Korea as Defense Secretary James Mattis visits South Korea. read more...


Lawmakers Call for Exemption of Iraqis Supporting US Forces From Trump's Immigration Policy
Lawmakers Call for Exemption of Iraqis Supporting US Forces From Trump's Immigration Policy

A group of House legislators have called for the approval of Defense Secretary James Mattis' request to exclude Iraqis who support U.S. military troops in Iraq from President Donald Trump's immigration policy. read more...


South Korea: US to Deploy THAAD in Korean Peninsula This Year
South Korea: US to Deploy THAAD in Korean Peninsula This Year

South Korea's defense ministry has said the U.S. will send the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system to South Korea this year following an agreement between the two countries. read more...


James Mattis Meets With Japan's Shinzo Abe to Reaffirm US Commitment to Defense Agreement
James Mattis Meets With Japan's Shinzo Abe to Reaffirm US Commitment to Defense Agreement

Defense Secretary James Mattis has met with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Friday in Tokyo, Japan, as part of the secretary's first international trip as defense chief. read more...



James Mattis: Military Deployment Not Needed to Address South China Sea Disputes
James Mattis: Military Deployment Not Needed to Address South China Sea Disputes

Defense Secretary James Mattis has rejected the idea of deploying U.S. forces to the South China Sea to counter China's aggression in the region. read more...


Harry Harris: US Might Send Zumwalt Destroyer to South Korea
Harry Harris: US Might Send Zumwalt Destroyer to South Korea

Admiral Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, has said the U.S. might deploy a U.S. Navy Zumwalt destroyer to South Korea as part of an effort to counter North Korea's evolving nuclear and missile threats. read more...


HASC Members Call for Development of US Nuclear Armament
HASC Members Call for Development of US Nuclear Armament

Texas Rep. Mac Thornberry, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has said the U.S. should develop the country's missile defense and nuclear armament amid missile threats posed by Iran and North Korea. read more...


Air Force's David Goldfein: US Will Not Collaborate With Russia in Syria
Air Force's David Goldfein: US Will Not Collaborate With Russia in Syria

Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, has said the Defense Department is currently not in talks to work with Russia on operations in Syria. read more...


James Mattis Discusses Security Issues With Germany's Defense Chief
James Mattis Discusses Security Issues With Germany's Defense Chief

Defense Secretary James Mattis has met with Germany's Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon to discuss defense and security issues. read more...


Harry Harris: US Remains Committed to Promote Peace, Stability in Asia
Harry Harris: US Remains Committed to Promote Peace, Stability in Asia

U.S. Pacific Command Chief Adm. Harry Harris has reaffirmed the U.S.'s commitment to promote peace and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region amid concerns about President Donald Trump's future decisions on the presence of U.S. forces in the region. read more...



Heinrich Questions Secretary Of Defense On Reorganization Of National Security Council
Heinrich Questions Secretary Of Defense On Reorganization Of National Security Council

Senator Martin Heinrich of the Senate Armed Services Committee has called on Defense Secretary James Mattis to provide information about the reorganization of the National Security Council and Steve Bannon's inclusion in the council's Principals Committee, KRWG reported Thursday. read more...


Mattis: NATO is Evolving in Response to New Strategic Reality
Mattis: NATO is Evolving in Response to New Strategic Reality

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said NATO should progress to comply with the new strategic reality, the Defense Department reported Thursday. read more...



Sen. Joe Donnelly Seeks to Exempt Government-Run Ammunition Producer From Trump's Hiring Freeze
Sen. Joe Donnelly Seeks to Exempt Government-Run Ammunition Producer From Trump's Hiring Freeze

Senator Joe Donnelly and acting U.S. Army Secretary Robert Speer have discussed the possible exclusion of Crane Army Ammunition Activity from President Donald Trump’s hiring freeze. read more...


Financial Concerns Prompt Philip Bilden's Withdrawal From Navy Secretary Nomination
Financial Concerns Prompt Philip Bilden's Withdrawal From Navy Secretary Nomination

Philip Bilden, President Donald Trump's choice to become the U.S. Navy secretary, has withdrawn from consideration, saying some of the government’s guidelines could bring negative effects to the financial interests of the businessman's family. read more...


Pentagon Provides White House With Plan to Defeat Islamic State Militant Group
Pentagon Provides White House With Plan to Defeat Islamic State Militant Group

Pentagon has submitted a report to the White House that details the military's plan to counter the Islamic State militant group. read more...


James Mattis Speaks With South Korean Counterpart Han Min-Koo on Defense Commitment
James Mattis Speaks With South Korean Counterpart Han Min-Koo on Defense Commitment

Defense Secretary James Mattis spoke with South Korea's Minister of National Defense Han Min-Koo to reaffirm U.S. commitment to the defense of its allies and noted that any use of nuclear weapons by adversaries will be met with an appropriate response. read more...


James Mattis Answers Queries on Defense Budget Before House Armed Services Committee
James Mattis Answers Queries on Defense Budget Before House Armed Services Committee

Texas Rep. Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has said Defense Secretary James Mattis met with the committee Tuesday in a closed session to respond to members’ queries on issues including the budget. read more...


Report: Trump to Remove Iraq in Travel Ban
Report: Trump to Remove Iraq in Travel Ban

An Iraqi official claims that President Donald Trump is set to remove the country from the U.S. government's list of seven Muslim-majority nations affected by a temporary travel ban. read more...


Report: James Mattis Acknowledges Climate Change as a National Security Challenge
Report: James Mattis Acknowledges Climate Change as a National Security Challenge

Defense Secretary James Mattis has cited climate change as one of the U.S. national security challenges during a testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee in contrast with the Trump administration's position on the issue. read more...


James Mattis, Saudi Arabian Counterpart Discuss Middle East Security, Defense Relations
James Mattis, Saudi Arabian Counterpart Discuss Middle East Security, Defense Relations

Defense Secretary James Mattis has discussed the current state of the Middle East security environment as well as defense cooperation efforts with Saudi Arabia's Defense Minister Mohammed Bin Salman during a meeting at the Pentagon Thursday. read more...




Gen. David Goldfein: James Mattis Called on Acting Pentagon Leaders to Perform Official Duty
Gen. David Goldfein: James Mattis Called on Acting Pentagon Leaders to Perform Official Duty

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said Defense Secretary James Mattis has encouraged Pentagon leaders serving in an acting capacity to execute their authority in their duties even before their confirmation with the Senate. read more...



James Mattis Talks Security, Partnership With UK Counterpart
James Mattis Talks Security, Partnership With UK Counterpart

Defense Secretary James Mattis met with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon in London to discuss security concerns and the ongoing partnership between the two countries. read more...



James Mattis: US Airstrike in Syria a 'Measured Response' to Chemical Attack
James Mattis: US Airstrike in Syria a 'Measured Response' to Chemical Attack

Defense Secretary James Mattis has called the U.S. airstrike at Shayrat airfield in Syria a "measured response" to the Assad government's use of chemical weapons and reported that the strike hit Syrian fuel and ammunition sites, air defense capabilities and 20 percent of that country's operational aircraft. read more...


James Mattis: Islamic State Group Still Priority in Syria Amid Response to Chemical Attack
James Mattis: Islamic State Group Still Priority in Syria Amid Response to Chemical Attack

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said eliminating the Islamic State militant group is still the top U.S. priority in Syria but has noted that actions such as the recent chemical weapons attack will not be tolerated and could be met with additional military response. read more...



Defense Associations Meet With James Mattis for Joint Government/Industry Discussions
Defense Associations Meet With James Mattis for Joint Government/Industry Discussions

Three major defense trade associations has met with Defense Secretary James Mattis at the offices of the Aerospace Industries Association to discuss a broad range of issues critical to the aerospace and defense industry and provide insight into the opportunities and challenges that the industry faces in today's acquisition and budget environment, the National Defense Industrial Association said Thursday. read more...



James Mattis Talks Potential Solution to Yemen Conflict
James Mattis Talks Potential Solution to Yemen Conflict

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said a United Nations-brokered political agreement is needed to address the conflict in Yemen amid talks that the U.S. is looking to increase support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition combating Iranian-supported Houthi rebels. read more...



Report: James Mattis Finds Trump Defense Budget Insufficient for Military Rebuilding Plan
Report: James Mattis Finds Trump Defense Budget Insufficient for Military Rebuilding Plan

Defense Secretary James Mattis has reportedly confided to Congress that the White House's Defense Department budget request for next year is insufficient to cover President Donald Trump's plans to rebuild the U.S. military and is less than what DoD itself sought. read more...


James Mattis Discusses Security Challenges, Cooperation During Egypt Visit
James Mattis Discusses Security Challenges, Cooperation During Egypt Visit

Defense Secretary James Mattis has discussed security challenges in Egypt and ways to build on bilateral security cooperation during a visit with the country's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Defense Minister Sedki Sobhy. read more...


DIUx Head Raj Shah in Dialogue With DoD Leadership Under Trump Administration
DIUx Head Raj Shah in Dialogue With DoD Leadership Under Trump Administration

The Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental started by former Defense Secretary Ash Carter is getting serious attention from the new administration, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. DIUx Head Raj Shah said he has continual dialogue with DoD leadership, which he called “positive and encouraging.” read more...


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