Jun 14

Mattis: Trump has delegated decisions on Afghan troop levels

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday he can now set U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan after receiving the authority from President Donald Trump. It's a break from past practice that Mattis said will enable him to more effectively…

Apr 11

Mattis: Defeating Islamic State still top U.S. priority

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base does not signal a change in the Pentagon's military campaign there, which is focused on defeating the Islamic State group and al-Qaida remnants.

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