Jim Mattis

Soldiers from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion are installing barbed wire fences on the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo on November 18, 2018. - Soldiers from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion are working in Laredo to install fencing as part of a military deployment ordered by President Donald …

Trump Gives Jim Mattis Authority to Broaden Troop Border Activities

President Donald Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to allow troops at the Southwest border to perform “military protective activities” he deems necessary to protect troops and border patrol agents, according to a White House memo viewed by Breitbart News.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Wei Fenghe listen to national anthems prior to talks at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on November 9, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s Secret Diplomacy to Save Its Relationship with the Pentagon

After China canceled a high-level meeting for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Beijing in October, prompting the Pentagon to cancel the trip altogether, it appeared that tensions between the two countries had taken a turn for the worse, and that economic tensions were bleeding into the military sphere.

Outgoing deputy National Security Advisor Mira Ricardel, right, looks on as President Donald Trump arrives for a Diwali ceremonial lighting of the Diya in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

White House Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel Faces Exit

News of Ricardel’s departure was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. She served under National Security Advisor John Bolton as his second in command but was ousted after clashing with the first lady on her trip to Africa, according to NBC News.

In this March 30, 2015, file photo, marines of South Korea, right, and the U.S aim their weapons near amphibious assault vehicles during U.S.-South Korea joint landing military exercises as part of the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between the two countries in Pohang, South Korea. U.S. President Donald …

Trump: ‘No Reason to Spend Large Amounts of Money’ on Korean War Games

President Donald Trump published a statement from the White House Wednesday asserting that he does not believe that there is a good reason “at this time to be spending large amounts of money on joint U.S.-South Korea war games,” as his relationship with dictator Kim Jong-un is “a very good and warm one.”

Jim Mattis, U.S. Secretary of Defense, listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. President Donald Trump's secretaries of state and defense told Congress that Trump has all the authority he needs to fight terrorism with U.S. forces from Niger to Syria, …

Mattis: U.S. Will End Suspension of Military Drills on Korean Peninsula

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced on Tuesday the United States will resume military drills on the Korean Peninsula, ending a suspension of exercises that formally began after President Donald Trump met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in June.

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.