Joe Biden rumored to want retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as his new defense secretary
A Democrat who wants to be the next president is ignoring legal challenges to his so-called election victory and proceeding with selecting his military commander in chief. Joe Biden is widely speculated to appoint former U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin as the nation's new defense secretary. According to Reuters, two anonymous sources ...
Phony protesters are terrorists using hate-filled students to destroy America, says president’s former attorney
The former defense secretary has publicly denounced President Trump, labeling him as “the most divisive president in my lifetime,” in a scathing attack on his former boss. Gen. James Mattis referred to the president’s plan to use the military if necessary to reduce the nationwide violence and rioting over the death ...
National Security Council official breaks silence on James Mattis: he ‘accessed the administration’ through fired officer who met with Chinese and Vietnamese communists
Rich Higgins, the former top official of the National Security Council, on Wednesday, June 3, slammed retired Marine James Mattis over his criticism of President Donald Trump's response to the unrest in cities across the country sparked by the death of George Floyd. "Since Mattis has broken his silence, I will ...
James Mattis is interviewed about his new book, but don’t ask him to trash President Trump
Former four-star general, Defense Secretary James Mattis has written a new book, “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead,” about his 40 years in the Marines, and his philosophy on leadership. When asked questions regarding his relationship with the Commander in Chief, President Trump—Mattis, who began writing his book in 2013, ...
Defense Secretary’s chief of staff resigns
Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney is the latest departure from the Pentagon, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and spokeswoman Dana White
New acting chief: Pentagon ‘focused on safeguarding our nation’
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said Tuesday the department "remains focused on safeguarding our nation," as he officially took over the post left by the resignation of Jim Mattis. "I now
US defense chief’s resignation stirs doubts in Asia about help resisting China
Countries such as Vietnam and the Philippines looked to outbound defense chief James Mattis as a source of support
Trump taps Patrick Shanahan as acting defense secretary when Mattis to exit Jan
President Trump says he's making Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan acting Pentagon chief, replacing Jim Mattis on Jan.1. The president announced on Twitter that Mr. Shanahan will take the reins of the Defense Department at the beginning of 2019. It’s unclear whether Mr. Mattis decided to leave his post earlier than expected or whether he’s being forced out ahead ...
Trump: I gave Jim Mattis a second chance after Barack Obama fired him
President Donald Trump said he gave Gen. Jim Mattis a “second chance” after he was fired by former President Barack Obama. “When President Obama ingloriously fired Jim Mattis, I gave him a second chance. Some thought I shouldn’t, I thought I should,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Saturday. Jim Mattis served as ...
Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement
The Russian Defense Ministry says that it wants to sit down with the Pentagon for "open and specific" talks on alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty.The U.S. claims Russia is violating the treaty, and on Dec. 4 issued an ultimatum that Moscow come into compliance with the accord ...
US returns 3 war bells seized from Philippines a century ago
Three church bells seized by American troops as war trophies more than a century ago were returned to the Philippines on Tuesday in a move long demanded by Filipino leaders, including the current president, who is critical of Washington and has moved closer to China.U.S. defense officials and the American ...
Mattis slams ‘slow learner’ Putin over election meddling
The US defense secretary said the Russian leader can’t be trusted and cited some examples
At Southcom, Mattis sees stability in Western Hemisphere
Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday that the U.S. military brings stability to most of Latin America through its operations run across the hemisphere by the Miami-based Southern Command.Mattis spoke Monday at a ceremony appointing Navy Adm. Craig Faller as new leader of the command that oversees U.S. military operations ...
New admiral takes helm of US southern command
Prior to new post, Navy Adm. Craig Faller was senior military aide for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at Pentagon
Mattis defends use of military on US-Mexico border
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. He argued that it's analogous to a 1916 deployment to counter the Mexican revolutionary Gen. Francisco "Pancho" Villa. Speaking to reporters on his ...
Pentagon chief Mattis to visit us southern border Wednesday
'No change' to troop mission there, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis tells reporters after thousands of soldiers deployed to support border patrol agents
Mattis: Pentagon Working Out Details on Troop Deployment to Border
Deployment comes as caravan of migrants continues slowly making its way north through Mexico and toward US
Trump Suggests Defense Chief Could Leave
US leader says he gets along well with the top military leader, but notes that at some point many top officials leave the government
Trump touts good relations with ‘sort of a Democrat’ Mattis
President Donald Trump says he has a "very good relationship" with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis even though he thinks the Pentagon chief is "sort of a Democrat."Asked during a "60 Minutes" interview airing Sunday whether Mattis will step down, Trump says Mattis hasn't told him that.But Trump says: "It could ...
Utah Vet Charged in Ricin Threat Against Trump, Mattis
William Clyde Allen III, 39, could face up to life in prison if convicted
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