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Aug. 28, 2018

Mattis: U.S. Military Becoming ‘Stronger, More Lethal, More Agile’

The Defense Department is making significant progress along its three strategic lines of effort outlined in the National Defense Strategy issued in January, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.

June 8, 2018

Groups Such As ISIS Cannot Be Allowed To Exist, Mattis Says

While Iraq has liberated all of its territory once captured and held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the U.S.-led military campaign against the rogue organization continues in Syria, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at a meeting of the defeat-ISIS coalition at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

May 9, 2018

Mattis Says U.S., Allies Must Deal With Range of Iranian Malign Activities

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee that the United States will continue to work with other nations to address the range of Iranian malign influences.

April 13, 2018

Mattis, Dunford Detail Attacks on Syrian Chemical Arsenal

U.S., British and French forces launched attacks against the Syrian government’s chemical weapon arsenal in retaliation for the use of such weapons on civilians, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said.

Feb. 13, 2018

Mattis Hails Strong Collaboration in Defeat-ISIS Coalition

The coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to grow while remaining resolute in its focus to the mission, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said following a defeat-ISIS meeting in Rome.

Feb. 12, 2018

Mattis Looks to NATO, Future of ISIS Fight

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters that he plans to discuss the way ahead against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as well as the future of NATO during a six-day trip to meet with defense leaders from around the world.

Dec. 5, 2017

U.S.-Kuwaiti Partnership Forged in 1991 Liberation Endures, Mattis Says

The relationship forged between the United States and Kuwait during the war for Kuwait’s liberation in 1991 continues to grow, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters traveling with him.

Oct. 30, 2017

Mattis: Military Force Authorizations Remain Sound

The 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force remain sound bases for ongoing U.S. military operations against the mutating threat of terrorism aimed at innocents around the globe, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

Oct. 12, 2017

Mattis Highlights Working By, With, Through Allies

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis briefed reporters traveling with him to U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla., while on a trip to three military headquarters -- Centcom, U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Southern Command.

Oct. 3, 2017

Effects of South Asia Strategy Already Being Felt, Mattis Tells Senate

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the certainty engendered by President Donald J. Trump's South Asia strategy already is paying dividends in Afghanistan.