Tag: Jim Mattis

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

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Trump Will Stay in Iran Deal One Last Time, Issue More Iran Sanctions

WASHINGTON, DC – Senior administration officials announced on Friday that President Donald Trump will waive, once more, the nuclear sanctions that the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) require so that the United States can remain in the Iran deal.