James Mattis


Mattis Backs Geneva Process on Syrian Conflict

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he backed diplomatic efforts to bring an end to the Syrian civil war, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives over…

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Tillerson, Mattis Tell Senators New War Authority Not Needed

Senior U.S. national security officials told Congress on Monday a new war authorization is “not legally required” to conduct combat operations against terrorist groups and warned lawmakers that prematurely repealing…

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Mattis Says Afghan Forces Fully Engaged for First Time

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told lawmakers Tuesday that the Afghanistan security forces are fully engaged in combat military operations for the first time during the 16-year-old war and are suffering…

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Mattis: Syria’s Government Taking U.S. Threat Seriously

Syria’s government has taken seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to Brussels, Mattis noted…

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