James Mattis

Jim Mattis

Defense Chief Contradicts Trump on Iraq and Oil

Mattis has been more critical than Trump of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and distanced himself from Trump's labeling of the media as "the enemy of the American people", saying he had no problems with the press.

NATO Allies Want Reassurance from Trump's Defense Chief

Trump's contradictory remarks on NATO, calling it "obsolete" during the U.S. election campaign but also supporting it, as well as his praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin, have deeply unsettled allies who fear for transatlantic ties.