Defense Secretary James Mattis now has more flexibility in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State after the White House granted the Pentagon new authorities to determine the number of U.S. troops deployed to Iraq and Syria.
Time magazine listed Secretary of Defense James Mattis as one of the 100 most influential people of 2017.
The Trump administration expects to confront Russia for supplying the Taliban with weapons and strategic support to undermine the American-led coalition in Afghanistan, senior military officials said Monday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that his country welcomes the change in American foreign policy heralded by President Donald Trump.
Defense Secretary James Mattis made clear Tuesday that the Trump administration has “no doubt” the Bashar al-Assad regime launched last week’s chemical attack in Syria that killed more than 80 civilians, including children.
Defense Secretary James Mattis issued a stark warning to the Syrian government on Monday, saying it would be “ill-advised ever again to use chemical weapons.”