“As crazy as Trump may be, deep down he has trust in Mattis’s judgment,” says former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
It is too soon to talk about details, including the location of Donald Trump's prospective parade, the Pentagon said.
The president has has said he wants to “try to top” France’s Bastille Day parade.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis is traveling through Indonesia and Vietnam on a trip to help bolster U.S. influence in the region and woo several countries away from Russia and China.
ISIS could be helped by a string of Turkish military strikes against Kurdish groups in northern Syria, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned Tuesday.
"Be at the top of your game," in case diplomacy with Kim Jong Un failed, was the U.S. defense secretary's Christmas message to soldiers.
He is the first Pentagon chief to visit the detention center since 2002.
When Kim Jong Un tunes in to U.S. media, his closest advisers probably ask him to ignore President Donald Trump and listen to the experts.
The Pentagon is conducting a major review as Iran announces the U.S. military has been added to a list of groups threatening regional stability.
The Pentagon says there are actually 11,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, 2,600 more than were previously said to be there.
Mattis is vastly experienced (including in Afghanistan).
Mattis hinted that the U.S. could send defensive weapons to Ukraine.
Soldiers, security experts, diplomats and right-wing outlet Breitbart pan president’s plan for Afghanistan.
Asked about Trump’s latest comments, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis instead emphasized the importance of diplomatic efforts.
Senator Claire McCaskill demanded to know why the military approved $50 million in irregular spending on luxury cars and significant other’s salaries, calling it a “slap in the face” to taxpayers.