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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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Mattis in Asia, fixing Trump-rattled relationships one by one

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spent four days in East Asia trying to keep on the rails key relationships — two friendly, one adversarial — that his boss President Donald Trump has thrown into confusion.

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U.S. defense secretary to hold talks with Chinese leaders

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis will visit China from June 26 to 28, China’s Defense Ministry said on Monday.

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Quitting Syria too soon would be a ‘blunder’: Mattis

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis warned Friday it would be a “strategic blunder” to pull out of Syria before UN-led peace efforts had made progress.

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Mattis warns of bumpy road to US, North Korea nuclear summit

It will be a “bumpy road” to the nuclear negotiations with North Korea later this month, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Sunday, telling his South Korean and Japanese counterparts they must maintain a strong defensive stance so the diplomats can negotiate from a position of strength.

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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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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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James Mattis Says Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis Is Even Worse Than it Looks in the Media

The suffering of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims is worse than it has been portrayed by the media, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said, countering claims by the government of Aung San Suu Kyi that the international press has been biased in its coverage of what the U.S. and U.N have called a campaign of ethnic cleansing.

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Pentagon Chief: US-Russia Dialogue Persists Across Syria Demarcation Line

Russian and US forces have been communicating across the “deconfliction line” in Syria despite glitches, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters on Friday.

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US Has No Plans to Carry Out Military Patrolling in Syrian De-Escalation Zones

The United States has no plans to carry out military patrolling in Syria’s de-escalation zones, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

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Mattis, in Seoul, says U.S. can’t accept nuclear North Korea

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday that he could not imagine United States ever accepting a nuclear North Korea, warning that its rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs would undermine, not strengthen, its security.

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U.S. touts military ties in Philippines as Duterte courts Russia, China

The timing of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ trip to the Philippines this week couldn’t have been better, coming just as it celebrated a victory against Islamist militants in Marawi City – with a critical dose of help from the U.S. military.

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Mattis hints at military options on North Korea but offers no details

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted on Monday about the existence of military options on North Korea that might spare Seoul from a brutal counterattack but declined to say what kind of options he was talking about or whether they involved the use of lethal force.

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Mattis: IS militants caught in Iraq-Syria military vise

Expelled from their main stronghold in northern Iraq, Islamic State militants are now trapped in a military vise that will squeeze them on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border, U.S.

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Saudi Arabia Must Realize It Can’t Win the Feud with Qatar

The confrontation between Qatar and its three immediate neighbors has hit a wall. Efforts by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, ably supported by Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker has partly offset the President’s early ardent support of Saudi Arabia and its friends. The likelihood of President Trump overruling his Secretaries of Defense and State seems increasingly remote.

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