U.S. Defense Secretary
U.S. government shutdown would affect military operations: Mattis
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that the U.S. military's competitive edge has eroded "in every domain of warfare" and blamed that partly on spending caps and congressional budget dysfunction.
Mattis eyes moving away from arming Syrian Kurdish fighters
Speaking on a military plane en route to Cairo, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters that as offensive operations against Islamic State in Syria entered their final stages, he expected the focus to move towards holding territory instead of arming Syrian Kurdish fighters.
South Korea’s defence ministry welcomes Mattis
South Korea's defence ministry holds a welcome ceremony for U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
Mattis praises Philippine army on Marawi City fight
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday praised Filipino soldiers for defeating pro-Islamic State militants in a five-month battle in Marawi City, the southern Philippines and said there were no credible allegations of human rights violations.
Navy to conduct broader probe after U.S. warship collision: Mattis
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Monday there would be a wider investigation into U.S. naval operations after an American warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore, leaving 10 sailors missing in the second accident involving a U.S. warship in two months.