The Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Rep. Mac Thornberry (R., Texas) revealed on Thursday that former Obama officials were “undermining” Trump administration efforts to “rebuild” military strength.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Friday that President Trump has given NATO his “full support” two days after the Pentagon chief called on the alliance to spend more on defense or risk seeing the United States “moderate its commitment.”
Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Thursday that the United States is not ready to collaborate with Russia militarily to fight threats like the Islamic State and other terrorist groups.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis told NATO allies on Wednesday that they need to contribute more money to the alliance’s common defense if they do not want to see the United States “moderate its commitment.”
Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Tuesday dismissed the idea that the resignation of President Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, because of his contact with the Russian ambassador will negatively affect America’s relationship with NATO allies.
During his first visit to Asia as US defense secretary, retired Marine Corps. Gen. James Mattis last week sought to reassure the United States’ two key allies in Northeast Asia that the new Trump administration plans to work closely with both Japan and South Korea.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday warned North Korea that any use of nuclear weapons by Pyongyang would be met with an “effective and overwhelming” response.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reassured South Korea on Thursday that the United States would stand by its longtime Pacific ally, pledging to talk to Seoul officials about the deployment of a missile defense system intended to combat North Korean aggression.
President Donald Trump will direct Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday to outline a strategy that more aggressively attacks the Islamic State in Syria, according to White House officials.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo was never informed of a draft executive order publicly disclosed Wednesday that could reinstate waterboarding along with other enhanced interrogation methods at reopened CIA “black site” prisons overseas.