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World Feb 02U.S. has no evidence of Syrian use of sarin gas, Mattis says
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the U.S. is "looking for evidence" that the Syrian government has used the deadly chemical sarin on its citizens.
Nation Jan 16Navy to file homicide charges against 2 commanders over fatal ship collisions last year
The charges are to be presented at what the military calls an Article 32 hearing, which will determine whether the accused are court-martialed.
Politics Dec 21Jim Mattis is the first Pentagon chief to visit Guantanamo since 2002
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the American Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to offer holiday greetings to troops Thursday. It was the first trip there by a Pentagon chief in almost 16 years.
Politics Nov 28Air Force says it failed to report several dozen criminal histories to the FBI
This was the most specific acknowledgement by the Air Force that its failure to report the criminal history of the Texas church shooter was part of a pattern of reporting lapses.
World Nov 21U.S. airstrikes kill more than 100 militants in Somalia
U.S. airstrikes also hit Islamic State fighters in Libya days earlier.
Nation Nov 06AP Report: Air Force failed to submit Texas shooter’s criminal history to the FBI
Trump administration officials say the Air Force didn't submit the accused Texas church shooter's criminal history to the FBI, as required by Pentagon rules.
Politics Oct 28Mattis says threat of nuclear attack by North Korea accelerating
In remarks in Seoul with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo at his side, Mattis accused the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs.
World Oct 27Pentagon chief Mattis stresses diplomacy as the answer to ending Korean crisis
He made the point over and over -- at the Panmunjom "truce village" where North literally meets South; at a military observation post inside the Demilitarized Zone, and in off-the cuff comments to U.S. and South Korean troops.
Politics Oct 12Pentagon has no plans to boost size of nuclear arsenal
In fact, the Pentagon can barely sustain the existing force, which is decades old and is in some respects almost decrepit.
World Oct 11Trump disputes NBC report that he wanted a big increase in U.S. nuclear weapons
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants the U.S. nuclear arsenal in "tiptop shape" but has not asked that it be greatly expanded. Trump was responding to a news report that he had said that he wanted what amounted to…