Tag: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

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Pentagon: No, Mattis Was Not Rebuking Trump in ‘Impromptu’ Remarks

Pentagon officials say Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was not rebuking President Trump when he told troops last week during a visit to the Middle East to “hold the line,” but was referring to the need for civility in the U.S. — something he’s done multiple times in the past.

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Trump Takes on Terrorism in His First Hundred Days

President Trump made defeating radical Islamic terrorists a key part of his presidential campaign. So far in his first 100 days, experts say he is making good on that promise.

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Enemy Within: Top TPP Negotiator Now Part of Trump Administration

One of the chief negotiators and public advocates for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been named as President Trump’s new special assistant on international trade, investment, and development for the National Economic Council. Andrew Quinn is a former deputy chief negotiator of the TPP who was named to the National Economic Council on Monday by NEC Director Gary Cohn.

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Mattis in Iraq: We’re Not Here For Your Oil

The U.S. military is not in Iraq “to seize anybody’s oil”, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, before arriving on an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Monday.