James Mattis


Mattis: Syria Still Has Chemical Weapons

Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again. Speaking at a news conference in Tel…

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Defense Chief to Visit Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel

U.S. Defense Secretary James Norman (Jim) Mattis will visit Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Qatar and Djibouti starting on Tuesday, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday. It said Mattis…

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Pentagon Presenting Counter-IS Plan to White House

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is presenting the White House with a plan to “rapidly defeat” the Islamic State group, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday. The strategy includes significant elements of…

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Senate Panel Overwhelmingly Approves Trump Pentagon Pick

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to recommend President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Defense, retired Marine General James Mattis. The committee voted 26–1 to back…

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Mattis Pick Cruises Toward Likely Confirmation

Retired Gen. James Mattis on Thursday cruised toward likely confirmation as Donald Trump’s defense secretary, easily prevailing in a Senate vote granting him an exemption to run the Pentagon as…

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Trump to Nominate Mattis for Defense Secretary

Donald Trump is turning to a military man to steer the U.S. military, choosing retired Gen. James Mattis, who will be the first career officer to lead the Pentagon since…

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