Tag: Jim Mattis

The Space Shuttle Discovery is the back drop as Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the inaugural meeting of the National Space Council on 'Leading the Next Frontier' at the National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, October 5, 2017 in Chantilly, Virginia. Originally established in 1958, this …

Mike Pence to Make Space Force Push at Pentagon

Vice President Mike Pence will deliver a message Thursday at the Pentagon, where he is expected to lay out a plan for the Space Force for which President Donald Trump has been pushing.

Iranian navy personnel stand aboard two Iranian warships docked in the Sudanese Red Sea city of Port Sudan on December 8, 2012. The Iranian navy said the 1,400 ton frigate Jamaran and the 4,700 ton support ship Bushehr 'docked in Port Sudan, after successfully carrying out their assignments in the …

U.S. Officials: Iran Planning Gulf ‘Swarm’ Drill Involving 100 Gunboats

United States officials told media Wednesday that the naval fleet of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is planning to place 100 gunboats in the Persian Gulf within the next 48 hours to practice “swarm” tactics, an exercise that is usually reserved for the fall.

President Donald Trump, center, shakes hands with new Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, left, following a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Washington. Also pictured is Wilkie's wife Julia, right.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie Takes Oath of Office

“I was amazed and stunned by the amount of time the president of the United States spent every week on the phone, in this office, and at dinner talking about their needs, asking about veterans, and showing me a commitment that I have not seen in my 23 years in and out of this business,” Wilkie said.

Reclamation by China on Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in 2015

Mattis: U.S. Will ‘Confront’ Out of Step Behavior in South China Sea

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that the U.S. would confront behavior out of step with international law, in response to a question about U.S. defense policy towards China’s increasing deployment of military weapons on territories in the South China Sea.

Marine Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, center, with Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Robert S. Karem, left, and Army Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier, right, chief of staff, U.S. Africa Command, and lead investigating officer, brief members of the media at the Pentagon, Thursday, …

Pentagon: ‘Systemic Issues’ and ‘Multiple Failures’ Led to Niger Ambush

The Pentagon on Thursday released its final report on the ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. troops on October 4, 2017. The report cited “systemic issues” including insufficient training and confusion about mission objectives, specifically the decision by the team to pursue a high-value Islamic State target without obtaining proper command approval.

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Mattis: ‘We’re Going to Expand’ Anti-Islamic State Fight in Syria

WASHINGTON, DC — The Trump administration is “going to expand” American military operations against the remnants of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis told lawmakers on Thursday when asked about the president’s suggestion that the United States would be pulling out of the conflict.

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World View: Reports Hint at Major Multi-National Military Operation in Syria

Contents: Fake news: Newsweek says Mattis denied any evidence that Assad used Sarin gas; Haley announces major change in policy regarding Russia and Security Council; Major multi-national military operation planned for Syria after Sarin gas use; Russia’s Andrey Klimov: Sarin gas attack is just a Hollywood movie