April 28, 2017
Mattis Honors Army Rangers Killed in Afghanistan
The two Army Rangers who died in Afghanistan willingly went into harm's way to fight the enemy and defend the United States and its freedoms, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.
April 24, 2017
U.S. Stands by Afghan People After Taliban’s Heinous Acts, Mattis Says
In Kabul, Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had stern words for the recent Taliban attack on an Afghan military base and mosque, in which more than 100 people were killed.
April 22, 2017
Mattis Reinforces U.S.-Qatari Strategic Partnership
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Qatari leaders in Doha, to reinforce the importance of deepening the U.S.-Qatari strategic partnership. The discussions followed a March 27 meeting between the defense minister and Mattis at the Pentagon.
April 11, 2017
Mattis: ‘No Doubt’ Syrian Regime Responsible for Chemical Attacks on Citizens
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he personally reviewed the intelligence on the Syrian regime’s chemical attack on its own people and in response to the attack, the U.S. government began a deliberate process to recommend diplomatic and military options to the president.
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.
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.
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.