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April 5, 2017

Mattis, Egyptian President Discuss Mideast Security Issues

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis highlighted Egypt’s importance in promoting stability in the Middle East during a Pentagon meeting with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah el-Sissi.

Feb. 20, 2017

Mattis Meets With Middle Eastern Leaders

On his first trans-Atlantic trip in his current post, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with leaders from three U.S. allies in the Middle East, according to a news release issued by the Defense Department.

Feb. 20, 2017

Mattis Praises Resilient Iraqi Army During Baghdad Visit

During his first trip to Baghdad as defense secretary, Jim Mattis praised the Iraqi army and noted those forces are now focused on liberating west Mosul.

Feb. 16, 2017

U.S., NATO to Accelerate' Counter-ISIS Fight, Mattis Says

The United States and its NATO partners intend to intensify efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said during a meeting in Brussels.

Feb. 15, 2017

Mattis Highlights U.S. Commitment to NATO, Warns of 'Arc of Insecurity'

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis highlighted the U.S. commitment to NATO, saying that for seven decades the world has watched NATO become the most successful and powerful military alliance in modern history.

Feb. 15, 2017

Mattis, NATO Counterparts Discuss Counter-ISIS Efforts

Before meeting with NATO counterparts in Brussels to discuss efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the alliance remains a fundamental bedrock for the U.S. and the transatlantic community.

Nov. 28, 2016

Carter: ISIL's Days in Mosul Are Numbered

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Iraqi forces, bolstered by the international coalition, are making significant gains toward defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Mosul.

Nov. 12, 2016

4 Killed in Bagram Airfield Explosion

Defense Secretary Ash Carter expressed sincere condolences to the families of four Americans killed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan in an apparent suicide bombing, and reassured the loved ones of those injured that they are getting the best possible care.

Nov. 11, 2016

DoD Recommits to Today’s Military, Force of Future on Veterans Day

As America remembers those who have served on Veterans Day, the Defense Department reaffirms its dedication to today’s force and recommits itself to building the Force of the Future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during a speech at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

Oct. 25, 2016

Noose Tightening Around ISIL in Mosul, Carter Says

The contributions of coalition partners in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are invaluable, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at the opening of the counter-ISIL small group defense ministerial at Hexagone Balard, the new French defense ministry building in Paris.