Jim Mattis

This frame grab from video provided by Hawar News, ANHA, the news agency for the semi-autonomous Kurdish areas in Syria, shows Kurdish fighters standing guard at the site of a suicide attack near the town of Shaddadeh, Jan. 21, 2019.
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January 21, 2019 - 1:49 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Monday, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week and further highlighting the dangers surrounding U.S. plans to withdraw forces after a declaration...
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In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks during the 2018 POW/MIA National Recognition Day Ceremony at the Pentagon.
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December 31, 2018 - 11:45 am
By Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — On his final day as secretary of defense, Jim Mattis on Monday urged all Pentagon employees, military and civilian, to "hold fast" in defense of the country. Mattis, who submitted his resignation on Dec. 20 and was in effect fired by...
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In this April 9, 2018, file photo, Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, in Washington.
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December 24, 2018 - 11:41 am
UPDATED: 9:20 p.m. ___ WASHINGTON (AP) — The departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in a week will thrust President Donald Trump's largely unknown choice for acting Pentagon chief into the military hot seat and shift attention to the search for a permanent replacement who will probably face...
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis
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December 21, 2018 - 8:09 am
(CNN) — Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned Thursday , a day after President Donald Trump's plans to withdraw troops from Syria became public. Read his letter below: ___ Dear Mr. President: I have been privileged to serve as our country's 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve...
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December 21, 2018 - 6:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned Thursday after clashing with President Donald Trump over the abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and after two years of deep disagreements over America's role in the world. Mattis, perhaps the most respected foreign policy official in...
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(Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
December 01, 2018 - 8:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday took aim at Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of trying to "muck around" in the U.S. midterm elections, of duplicity in arms control and of acting irresponsibly in last weekend's naval confrontation with Ukraine. In remarks at...
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September 07, 2018 - 8:00 am
By Zachary Cohen (CNN) -- Damaging portraits of President Donald Trump are drawing new attention to the options available to military commanders who feel they have been given an illegal or seriously ill-advised order by their commander in chief. A New York Times op-ed penned by a "senior official"...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis testifies to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding Authorizations for the Use of Military Force at the Capitol in Washington D.C., United States of America on Oct 30, 2017.
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June 25, 2018 - 12:00 am
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends a trilateral meeting with Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and Australia's Defense Minister Marise Payne.
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June 02, 2018 - 11:09 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — It will be a "bumpy road" to the nuclear negotiations with North Korea later this month, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Sunday, telling his South Korean and Japanese counterparts they must maintain a strong defensive stance so the diplomats can negotiate from a position of...
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