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US President Donald Trump and Turkey President Recept Tayyip Erdogan agreed to ensure coordination to prevent a power vacuum in the war-torn country
The US President was reportedly upset over media coverage of the stinging resignation letter submitted by the defense secretary
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The resignation of of the US defense secretary comes as President Donald Trump weathers backlash over his sudden decision to withdraw troops from Syria
US Defense Secretary James Mattis formally announces that the US is returning the historic Balangiga Bells to the Philippines
The two defense chiefs – Delfin Lorenzana of the Philippines and James Mattis of the United States – discuss 'combating ISIS and other violent extremist networks'
Donald Trump's about-face comes after he found himself mired in controversy over his rather conspicuous failure to pay tribute to McCain
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Japanese minister Itsunori Onodera acknowledges that the decision to suspend the drills between the US and South Korea is 'important in that it supports diplomatic efforts' to denuclearize the Korean peninsula
US Defense Secretary James Mattis, visiting Beijing to take the measure of China's global security ambitions, especially in the South China Sea, tells Xi Jinping he wants to keep the bilateral military relationship on an even keel and find areas to cooperate
US Defense Secretary James Mattis is expected to meet President Xi Jinping late Wednesday, June 27, after talks with other senior officials. His 4-day trip to Asia will include visits to regional allies Seoul and Tokyo.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis says he wants to 'take measure' of China's strategic ambitions after it positioned weaponry on disputed islets in the South China Sea and is seeking to project its military power deep into the Pacific
The perception that the Philippines has become China's 'new puppet' while being an ally of the US is problematic in the implementation of Trump administration's Indo-Pacific strategy
(UPDATED) Speaking at a high-profile security summit in Singapore, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis also says the US military continues to support diplomats pushing for the 'complete, verifiable and irreversible' denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis apologizes to Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera after a string of accidents involving American troops and facilities
(UPDATED) The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch snaps a two-month pause in testing by the North and poses a new challenge to US President Donald Trump
President Rodrigo Duterte cites China and Russia for providing firearms, and the US and Australia for sharing intelligence information and military expertise
Mattis, on his way to the Philippines for security talks with Southeast Asian defense ministers, says he will discuss the 'regional security crisis caused by reckless... North Korea'
Mattis: 'It was a very tough fight as you know in southern Mindanao. And I think the Philippine military sends a very strong message to the terrorists.'
It comes days after Trump said that diplomatic efforts with North Korea have consistently failed, adding that 'only one thing will work'
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis tries to clear up doubts about the US administration's North Korea strategy, backing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's effort to find a diplomatic solution to the nuclear stand-off
The unannounced high-level visit comes as Afghan security forces struggle to beat back the Taliban which has been on the offensive since the withdrawal of US-led NATO combat troops at the end of 2014
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says transgender troops will continue to serve in the military while he studies an order by President Donald Trump banning them from US forces
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis shows US support for Iraqi forces as they pressed an assault on Tal Afar the Islamic State ISIS group s last major bastion in the country s north
The 5 armed service branches can now delay accepting transgender recruits until January 1
UPDATED The extent to which Beijing can influence Pyongyang is a key issue in trying to defuse the North Korea crisis
UPDATED The US defense secretary also warns of a return to Great Power competition where countries like Russia and China are gaining military assertiveness and placing long held global security protocol at risk
The Chinese foreign ministry accuses certain countries outside the region of making erroneous remarks driven by ulterior motives
We oppose countries militarizing artificial islands and enforcing excessive maritime claims unsupported by maritime law We cannot and will not accept unilateral coercive changes in the status quo says US Defense Secretary James Mattis
Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says this terror threat targeting the Asia Pacific is the top security threat in the region today – even more than North Korea
The United States reiterates its commitment to its longtime ally in its fight against terrorists despite President Rodrigo Duterte s anti American pronouncements
Mattis makes the comments during a one day visit for talks with Israeli leaders who strongly supported a recent US strike against a Syrian airbase in retaliation for an alleged chemical attack on a rebel held town
US officials say US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will push the allies to do more to reach the goal of boosting defense spending to 2 of gross domestic product by 2024 which they set during a summit in Wales in 2014
The Trump administration has been scrambling to reaffirm its commitment to Washington s military alliances – including NATO – after the Republican billionaire called into question their usefulness during the presidential race
US Defense Secretary James Mattis tries to soothe Iraqi partners rattled by remarks by President Donald Trump
The Senkaku islands known in China as the Diaoyus are at the center of a festering row between Tokyo and Beijing
US Defense Secretary James Mattis: I wanted to make certain that Article Five of our mutual defense treaty is understood to be as real to us today as it was a year ago 5 years ago and it will be a year and 10 years from now
UPDATED US Defense Secretary James Mattis is in Seoul to underscore America s priority commitment to our bilateral alliance and make clear the administration s full commitment to defending South Korea s democracy
It is the first overseas tour by a senior official in the Trump administration as concerns rise about the direction of American policy in the region under the protectionist and fiery US leader
Pentagon chief James Mattis and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman express their full rejection of the suspicious activities and interventions by the Iranian regime and its agents
On many strategic issues Rex Tillerson the former head of ExxonMobil chosen for secretary of state and James Mattis the retired Marine Corps general pick for defense secretary have contradicted Donald Trump
Trump s naming of at least 3 retired generals to top posts raises questions as to why there will be so much military brass in cabinet level jobs
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UPDATED He s our best They say he s the closest thing to World War II general George Patton that we have US President elect Donald Trump says
UPDATED Donald Trump begins to broaden the base of his future cabinet nominating two conservative women including a critic after his earlier picks rewarded campaign loyalists
UPDATED The president elect is clearly seeking to sound out people from a wide range of backgrounds from party stalwarts to business moguls to former rivals