12.11.2018 - 19:42 [ CNN ]

Pentagon rejects request for additional military resources in Persian Gulf

It also comes as Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, are engaged in high-level classified discussions with senior commanders around the world about how to allocate military resources for the next two years, officials say.

01.11.2018 - 19:32 [ ]

Don’t wait 30 more days: End American support for the pointless civil war in Yemen now

In a speech at the U.S. Institute of Peace on Tuesday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis emphatically stated that within 30 days he wanted “to see everybody (in the Yemen war) around a peace table based on a ceasefire” so they can “end this war.”

Mattis missed the opportunity, however, to call for an immediate end of U.S. support for the war.

21.10.2018 - 19:42 [ The Japan Times ]

U.S., China agree to Asia defense rules to avoid air clashes

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and seven other regional military chiefs, including China’s General Wei Fenghe, gave broad endorsement to the rules in Singapore on Saturday, during an meeting hosted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The non-binding guidelines had been formally adopted a day earlier by defense ministers from ASEAN’s 10 member nations.

20.10.2018 - 02:27 [ Radio Utopie ]

U.S.A.-Südkorea: Militärmanöver „Vigilant Ace“ 2018 fällt aus

U.S.-Verteidigungsminister James Mattis und sein südkoreanischer Amtskollege Jeong Kyeong Doo trafen diese Entscheidung während der Sicherheitskonferenz am 19.10.2018 in Singapur.

14.08.2018 - 09:13 [ Junge Welt ]

Besuch bei Vasallen

»Es macht Spaß, ein paar Leute zu erschießen. Du gehst nach Afghanistan und gerätst an Leute, die ihre Frauen fünf Jahre lang verprügeln, weil sie sich nicht verschleiert haben. Solche Leute sind ohnehin keine richtigen Männer mehr. Also macht es unheimlich viel Spaß, sie zu erschießen.« Seinen Soldaten im Irak hatte der General, der in den USA auch eher liebevoll »Mad Dog« (Tollwütiger Hund) genannt wird, 2003 mit auf den Weg gegeben: »Es gibt in der Welt einige Arschlöcher, die schlicht erschossen werden müssen. Es ist wirklich ein Mordsspaß. Ihr werdet hier draußen eine krasse Zeit haben.«

01.08.2018 - 03:15 [ GEO TV ]

Pakistani envoy meets US defence secretary

Pakistan’s ambassador to the US Ali Jahangir Siddiqui on Monday met with the US Secretary of Defence General James Mattis.

Pakistan’s Defence Attaché Brigadier Kamal Anwar Chaudhry accompanied Siddiqui on his visit to the Pentagon.

28.07.2018 - 03:46 [ The Hill ]

Mattis denies report US is planning missile strike against Iran

Australian outlet ABC News published an article Thursday saying the United States could initiate a missile strike against Iran as early as next month.

“I have no idea where the Australian news people got that information,” Mattis told reporters. “I’m confident it is not something that’s being considered right now, and I think it’s a complete — frankly, it’s — it’s fiction.”

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also denied the report, which cites unnamed Australian officials.

„It’s speculation,“ Turnbull said, according to The Straits Times. „It is citing anonymous sources.“

02.07.2018 - 10:15 [ Haaretz ]

‚One Little Kick and It’s Done‘ Senior Trump Advisers Believe It’s Possible to Hasten Collapse of Iranian Regime

Senior U.S. and Israeli sources tell Haaretz that White House is divided over Iran strategy, with John Bolton pushing for regime change and James Mattis striving for new agreement with Islamic Republic

25.06.2018 - 08:27 [ Radio China ]

US-Verteidigungsminister Mattis wird China besuchen

Am Montag sagte der Pressesprecher des chinesischen Verteidigungsministeriums, Ren Guoqiang, ein Ausbau der gesunden und stabilen Beziehungen beider Staaten und Armeen entspreche den gemeinsamen Interessen Chinas und der USA und liege in der allgemeine Erwartung der internationalen Gemeinschaft

07.06.2018 - 10:09 [ ]

Mattis pressed on Bolton’s, Giuliani’s support for regime change in Iran

(10.5.2018) Mattis sidestepped questions from lawmakers Wednesday about whether Bolton’s and Giuliani’s vocal support for regime change in Iran has directly influenced the current US strategy, but offered little indication that Trump and his top advisers have reached a consensus on the administration’s long-term vision.

„Our problem with Iran is not with the Iranian people. It is with the regime. But I would let Mr. Bolton and Mr. Giuliani speak for themselves,“ Mattis said, adding that he would prefer not to comment on the specific instances in which both men have pushed for regime change in the media.

04.06.2018 - 10:45 [ KBS ]

Südkorea und USA wollen für Denuklearisierung Manöver in gemäßigtem Modus abhalten

Im Vorfeld eines USA-Nordkorea-Gipfels haben die Verteidigungsminister Südkoreas und der USA vereinbart, diplomatische Bemühungen um die Denuklearisierung der koreanischen Halbinsel zu unterstützen.

Die entsprechende Einigung erzielten Verteidigungsminister Song Young-moo und sein US-Amtskollege James Mattis bei ihrem Treffen am Samstag in Singapur.

25.05.2018 - 19:54 [ Military Times ]

Mattis: Good news possible on US-North Korea summit

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday the cold feet on a U.S.-North Korea summit may have just warmed back up after President Donald Trump floated the idea that the summit could be back on.

“We have got some, possibly, some good news on the Korea summit, where it may, if our diplomats can pull it off, may have it back on even,” Mattis told reporters outside the Pentagon, where he waited to greet Denmark’s defense minister.

“Our president just sent out a note about that a few moments ago,” Mattis continued. “That is a usual give and take, you know, of trying to put together big summits and stuff. The diplomats are still at work.”

04.05.2018 - 10:31 [ New York Times ]

Trump Orders Pentagon to Consider Reducing U.S. Forces in South Korea

A spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Col. Patrick Ryder, said he had no information about troop options being prepared for the president.

For Mr. Trump, withdrawing troops would have multiple benefits, said Victor D. Cha, a Korea scholar at Georgetown University who was for a time under consideration to be ambassador to Seoul. It would appeal to his political base, save the United States money and give him a valuable chit in his negotiation with Mr. Kim.

18.04.2018 - 09:01 [ New York Times ]

Mattis Wanted Congressional Approval Before Striking Syria. He Was Overruled.

Administration and congressional officials said the hawkish Mr. Bolton is not expected to defer to the defense secretary; already, neoconservative members of the Republican foreign policy establishment have started to air concerns that Mr. Mattis is ceding strategic territory to Iran and Russia in Syria.

Mr. Mattis is widely viewed by global leaders as the strongest and perhaps most credible voice on foreign policy in an administration that has been rocked by firings and resignations among senior presidential advisers.

13.04.2018 - 07:20 [ Washington Post ]

Trump plans to talk to allies before Syria strike decision

Mattis said options would be discussed with Trump at a meeting of his National Security Council on Thursday afternoon. That meant airstrikes, possibly in tandem with France and other allies that have expressed outrage at the alleged Syrian chemical attack, could be launched within hours of a presidential decision.

05.04.2018 - 13:10 [ Washington Post ]

Trump instructs military to begin planning for withdrawal from Syria

Trump agreed that the military, as fighting continued against remaining militant pockets, could train local security ­forces.

But officials said he stressed that U.S. strategic goals in Syria do not include longer-term stability or reconstruction efforts. He said he did not want to be having the same conversation about withdrawal six months or more from now.