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Trump wanted Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad assassinated, says new book by Bob Woodward

The US President Donald Trump wanted to have Syrian President Bashar al-Assad assassinated last year but his defence secretary ignored the request, according to a new book that depicts top Trump aides sometimes disregarding presidential orders to limit what they saw as damaging and dangerous behaviour.

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Private army in Afghanistan ‘not a wise idea’: Mattis

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has downplayed the idea of sending private military contractors to Afghanistan to replace American forces.

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Russia Slams UK Defence Secretary Over ‘Belligerent’ Anti-Russia Rhetoric

The Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom slammed anti-Russia rhetoric by UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, saying that his statements are aimed at justifying expansion of NATO states’ defense budgets.

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Mattis accuses China of ‘intimidation and coercion’ in South China Sea

China’s placement of weapons systems on manmade islands in the South China Sea is designed to intimidate and coerce others in the region, the US defence secretary James Mattis has said, laying out a sharp criticism of Beijing at an international security forum.

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New Russian weaponry does not change U.S. strategy, defense chief says

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent boasts of a new generation of high-tech weaponry have not changed America’s strategic calculus, U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday.

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Britain to sail warship through disputed South China Sea

A British warship will sail from Australia through the disputed South China Seanext month to assert freedom of navigation rights, the UK’s defence secretary said on Tuesday in a move likely to irk Beijing.

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Michael Fallon suggests London could be target for North Korea nuclear attack

The Defence Secretary said the UK was working “extremely closely” with the White House to bring about a diplomatic solution to the situation, despite President Trump warning of “fire and fury” if Kim Jong-Un’s regime continues to test inter-continental ballistic missiles.

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Mattis distances himself from the president’s war on the media

Donald Trump’s defence secretary has distanced himself from the president’s war on media, calling journalists a constituency of the democratic process.

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Mattis to reaffirm alliances in S Korea and Japan

US defence secretary James Mattis is set to visit South Korea and Japan next month, using his first official overseas trip to reaffirm America’s support for its Asian allies.

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