18 Oct 2021
"The world lost one of the greatest leaders that we have ever witnessed," US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says in Tbilisi, Georgia, after former US Secretary of State Colin Powell died of complications from Covid-19.
14 Jun 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, a decision opening the door to future troop increases requested by the top American commander.
3 Jun 2017
The United States is encouraged by China's efforts to restrain North Korea but Washington will not accept Beijing's militarization of islands in the South China Sea, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis.
28 May 2017
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis says President Trump is weighing the pros and cons of the Paris climate deal and is 'wide open' on whether the U.S. will stay in the agreement.
14 May 2017
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey was "not terribly well done.