James Mattis is the incumbent US secretary of defense, who used to be a US Marine Corps general. He was head of US Central Command during the Obama presidency. Mattis is an opponent of military cooperation with Russia.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis reportedly lambasted Turkey’s authoritarianism and human rights record, but warned that removing Ankara from F-35 program would result in the aircraft’s production break and delivery delays.
The US could dump the UK in favor of France amid fears of Britain’s eroding military power, a leaked letter between American Defense Secretary James Mattis to his British counterpart Gavin Williamson has revealed.
James Mattis’ visit to China has apparently ended on a high note, with a Chinese officer performing a rousing rendition of ‘Edelweiss’ for the US Defense Secretary during dinner. A few Americans – but not Mattis – joined in.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis has pledged to uphold the “ironclad” US commitment to South Korea by keeping its contingent there among other measures. President Donald Trump earlier said he wanted to bring US soldiers home.
James Mattis is poised to make his first visit to Beijing weeks after he said the US will “vigorously compete” with China and accused America’s Asian rival of “intimidation and coercion” in the contested South China Sea area.