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President Donald Trump’s Pentagon chief shot down his idea of using troops to quell protests across the United States, then reversed course on pulling part of the 82nd Airborne Division off standby in an extraordinary clash between the U.S. military and its commander in chief.
It’s the first direct criticism the former U.S. Defense Secretary has directed at his former boss. The president has in recent days urged governors and local law enforcement to get tougher on protests occurring following the death of a Black man in police custody in Minnesota.
Steve Gleason may not be only Eastern Washington native to receive the Congressional Gold Medal. There’s an effort to honor Gen. James Mattis.
For the last year, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has taken heat for his reluctance to directly criticize President Donald Trump, especially after he resigned from the position in protest last December. For one night at least, on Thursday, Mattis dropped that tendency as he saturated a comedic keynote address with direct jabs at Trump, who earlier this week called his former Cabinet official "the world's most overrated general."
Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warns in a book excerpt of the bitter political divisions that seem to be tearing apart American society, echoing themes he often cited before he resigned from the Trump administration in protest.
The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is announcing that former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will join the public policy think tank to research and write about domestic and international security policy.
A Richland city councilman thinks native son Jim Mattis would make a terrific governor or even president. Phil Lemley hopes his neighbors will help push a grassroots campaign to encourage the now-former Secretary of Defense to run for public office.
The Taliban unleashed a barrage of rockets at the Kabul international airport on Wednesday in a brazen attack that the insurgents said targeted the plane of visiting U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.
On a sweltering Washington summer day, President Donald Trump’s motorcade pulled up to the Pentagon for a meeting largely billed as a briefing on the Afghanistan conflict and the fight against the Islamic State group.
He inspected a mock-up nuclear warhead, but there was no Kim Jong Un lookalike posing for photographs. He chatted with nuclear missile launch officers in their underground command post, but there was no talk of unleashing nuclear hell on North Korea.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday he has become convinced that the United States must keep all three parts of its nuclear force, rather than eliminate one, as he once suggested.
The retired general was a voice of reason at a time when President Trump pumps out incendiary Korea tweets without consulting military or civilian advisers.
The Pentagon has begun sending additional troops to Afghanistan to carry out President Donald Trump’s new war strategy, which will stick to his predecessor’s approach of supporting the Afghans’ fight against the Taliban rather than doing the fighting for them, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday.
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis says the Pentagon won’t change its policy of allowing transgender people to serve in the U.S. military until he receives recommendations from a panel that is supposed to report back in February on the impact of a ban.
President Trump promised that the war in Afghanistan – the longest war in U.S. history – would continue, ensuring more suffering and death for U.S. service members and Afghan civilians alike.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he is confident that U.S.-backed Iraqi forces will finish off the Islamic State militants clinging to strongholds that are shrinking in size and number.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson conducts diplomacy as if he were still the god-head of Exxon Mobil, consulting only a few aides while facilitating the gutting of the department.
Conservative activists are calling for Defense Secretary James Mattis to reverse policy on transgender people in the U.S. military. Mattis is facing a decision about whether to open the door to transgender recruits and new officers.
Greg Gianforte’s attack is simply a well-documented illustration of this larger ill. The events of a single week serve to underscore the gravity of the malady.
The United States is looking ahead toward a decisive battleground in its bid to destroy the Islamic State group, even as U.S.-backed local forces must still finish the fight for the extremists’ two main strongholds in Iraq and Syria.