James Mattis


Mattis Praises Saudis, $1B Arms Sale to Be Approved

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday said Saudi Arabia was “part of the solution” in Yemen, where the Saudis are leading a U.S.-supported military campaign against Houthi rebels that is…

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Mattis Visits Troops at Guantanamo

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the American Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to offer greetings to troops Thursday. It was the first trip there by a Pentagon chief…

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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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