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KABUL, Afghanistan | US Defense secretary makes surprise visit to war-weary Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan — Defense Secretary James Mattis made a surprise visit to Afghanistan’s war-shattered capital on Friday, the U.S. command in Afghanistan said, just days after a suicide bomber killed 21 people in the city and wounded 90 others. Accompanied by Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Mattis met with senior … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | US Defense secretary makes surprise visit to war-weary Kabul

U.S. Department of State News: 2018 Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne met at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California July 23-24, 2018. The Secretaries and Ministers noted a number of … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: 2018 Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations

PALO ALTO, Calif.  | Top US, Australian officials meet in San Francisco Bay Area

PALO ALTO, Calif.  — U.S. talks with North Korea and trade tensions with China were among the topics U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis were expected to discuss with their Australian counterparts at a two-day meeting in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pompeo, Mattis, Australian Foreign Minister Julie … Continue reading PALO ALTO, Calif.  | Top US, Australian officials meet in San Francisco Bay Area

U.S. Department of State News: United States and India to Hold 2+2 Dialogue on September 6

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States is pleased to announce that the inaugural U.S.-India “2+2” Dialogue will be held in New Delhi, India, on September 6. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis look forward to meeting with their Indian counterparts, Minister … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: United States and India to Hold 2+2 Dialogue on September 6

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mattis Host AUSMIN at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Defence Marise Payne for this year’s Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mattis Host AUSMIN at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mattis Host the 2018 Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Consultations in Palo Alto

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Defence Marise Payne for this year’s Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mattis Host the 2018 Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Consultations in Palo Alto

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis Sees No Change in Russian Military Capability in Light of Putin’s Speech

WASHINGTON (STL.News) U.S. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said he sees no change in Russia’s military capability in light of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent speech in which he said Russia has nuclear weapons capable of attacking the United States. The secretary called Putin’s remarks “disappointing, but unsurprising.” Mattis spoke with reporters aboard a plane … Continue reading U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis Sees No Change in Russian Military Capability in Light of Putin’s Speech

US Defense Secretary Mattis Begins Overseas Trip to Strengthen Partnerships

WASHINGTON (STL.News) United States Defense Secretary James N. Mattis is in Oman’s capital of Muscat on the first leg of an overseas trip designed to strengthen partnerships. Cohesion is critical to maintaining stability in the Persian Gulf region, Mattis told reporters aboard an aircraft en route to Oman. The secretary noted that building stronger partnerships … Continue reading US Defense Secretary Mattis Begins Overseas Trip to Strengthen Partnerships