Post Tagged with: "Jim Mattis"

North Korea risks ‘the destruction of its people’: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

August 9, 2017 10:30 pm
North Korea risks ‘the destruction of its people’: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

In this image obtained from the US Department of Defense, a US Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, prepares to take off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a 10-hour mission, flying in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the […]

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There’s no evidence Daesh’s ringleader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead: Jim Mattis

July 14, 2017 10:30 pm
There’s no evidence Daesh’s ringleader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead: Jim Mattis

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (Photo by AFP) US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says there is no evidence that Daesh chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, despite the Takfiri group’s confirmation that its ringleader “has been killed.” “If we knew, we would tell you — right now, I can’t confirm […]

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Pentagon to take back weapons from Syrian Kurds after Daesh routed, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis tells Turkey

June 22, 2017 10:30 pm
Pentagon to take back weapons from Syrian Kurds after Daesh routed, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis tells Turkey

A fighter from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) cleans his rifle during a training exercise in the northeastern Syrian Kurdish town of Derik, known as al-Malikiyah in Arabic, on June 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has told Turkey that the Pentagon will take back […]

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Military solution for North Korea would be ‘tragic’: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

May 19, 2017 10:30 pm
Military solution for North Korea would be ‘tragic’: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis holds a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, May 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says any military attack on North Korea would be “tragic on an unbelievable scale” amid increasing tensions between Washington and Pyongyang. North Korea […]

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis new role – dealing with Trump anxiety

February 9, 2017 9:00 am
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis new role – dealing with Trump anxiety

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis. Photo / AP As US President Donald Trump’s new Pentagon chief, Jim Mattis has a long list of tasks ahead, including devising a more aggressive campaign to combat Isis (Islamic State). But a few weeks into his tenure, the retired general’s most visible role has […]

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Pentagon boss Jim Mattis makes first trip to Asia as Trump’s North Korea plans remain unclear

February 2, 2017 12:00 am
Pentagon boss Jim Mattis makes first trip to Asia as Trump’s North Korea plans remain unclear

Other than a tweet, President Donald Trump hasn’t said how he’ll stop North Korea from threatening America with a nuclear weapon. And as his Pentagon chief visits key allies in Asia, neither Trump nor his GOP allies in Congress seem settled on any plan. The fight against the Islamic State […]

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