Ex-Trump Pentagon boss Mattis mute on 2020 endorsement
Former US defence secretary Jim Mattis refused to endorse his former boss Donald Trump on Thursday, urging voters to look for leaders who show "competence and compassion".
Trump says he wanted to kill Assad, but Mattis opposed
US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wanted to assassinate Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad in 2017, but that his then-secretary of defense Jim Mattis opposed the operation.
Trump trying to 'divide' America: ex-Pentagon chief Mattis
Former Pentagon chief Jim Mattis issued a stinging rebuke of his erstwhile boss, Donald Trump, on Wednesday, accusing the president of trying to "divide" America and failing to provide "mature leadership" as the country reels from days of protests.
Trump softens Syria pullout schedule but claims 'hero' status
President Donald Trump appeared Monday to water down shock plans for an immediate pullout of US troops from Syria, even as he defiantly claimed...
Trump declares end to US 'policeman' role in surprise Iraq visit
President Donald Trump used a lightning visit to Iraq -- his first with US troops in a conflict zone since being elected -- to defend withdrawal from Syria...
Some countries buying Russian gear deserve sanctions waivers - US Defense Secretary
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday spoke in support of waivers for sanctions being imposed against nations buying military gear from Russia.
Mattis disputes report he wanted Congress to approve Syria strike
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday pushed back against a report saying he had unsuccessfully urged President Donald Trump to seek congressional approval ahead of last week's air strikes in Syria. Citing anonymous military and administration officials, the New York Times said Mattis had recommended Trump get a green light from lawmakers before launching…
Mattis wins big with budget victory
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a battle-seasoned Marine with the diplomatic skills needed to join forces with a mercurial president, won an important victory Friday with his sought-for military budget.
New Pentagon strategy looks to counter China, Russia
The US military must regain its strategic advantages over Russia and China and prioritize being ready for war, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday as he unveiled the Pentagon's vision for the future.