Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with the Minister of National Defense for the Republic of Korea, the Honorable Han Min-goo, during a visit to Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 02, 2017.
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Mattis Tells North Korea Not To Mess With America Or Its Allies
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had a strong message for Kim Jong Un.
James Mattis is sworn in as Defense Secretary by Vice President Mike Pence.
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Read Mattis’ Rousing Memo To The DoD
After his confirmation, Defense Secretary James Mattis wrote a memo to his new department.
Donald Trump holds meetings at the Trump International Golf Club on Nov. 19, 2016.
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Mattis Becomes The First Official Member Of Trump’s Administration
The retired Marine Corps general was confirmed as Secretary of Defense, and is the first cabinet appointee to be confirmed.
President Donald Trump signs a waiver for Gen. James Mattis.
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Trump’s First Act As President Clears The Way For Mattis
After his inauguration, Donald Trump signed a waiver allowing Gen. James Mattis to serve as Defense Secretary.
Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis listens to questions from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., about his views on women and gays serving in the military, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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LGBT Advocates Liked What They Heard From Mattis
Gen. James Mattis' stance has evolved since 2014.
Gen. James Mattis testified before SASC.
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3 Must-Watch Moments From Mattis’ Confirmation Hearing
Gen. James Mattis testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee and handled it like a pro.
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks to the Center for Strategic and International Studies dinner  and meeting in Washington, D.C., October 4, 2012.
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Leon Panetta On Why Civilian Control Of The Military Is Important
In an exclusive interview with Task & Purpose, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta explains why it’s important for civilians to maintain control of the military.
Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of defense, arrives for a meeting with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee which would conduct Mattis’ confirmation hearing, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017.
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Mattis’ Confirmation Hearing Is This Week
Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis will face two hearings to be confirmed as America’s new defense secretary.
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, as guest speaker, addresses Marines soon to graduate from the Infantry Officers Course at the The Basic School (TBS) on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va, Mar. 27, 2013.
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Some Call This Mattis’ One Mistake In Battle — A Legendary Marine Says Otherwise
We asked legendary Marine Bing West about a tragic day in Afghanistan, and what it says about leadership in combat.
at the clubhouse of Trump International Golf Club, in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Gen. Donald Trump holds meetings at the Trump International Golf Club, Bedminster Township, New Jersey, USA - 19 Nov 2016 Mattis is rumored to be a strong candidate for Secretary of Defense in the incoming Trump Administration.
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Mattis To Be Named Secretary Of Defense
Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis will be Donald Trump’s Secretary of Defense.
Marines pose with General James Mattis, Commanding General, CENTCOM, at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, May 8, 2011. S.K. Vemmer/Dep
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Being SecDef Could Ruin Mattis’ Legacy
Though many see Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as perfect for Defense secretary, there are some downsides too.
Left: Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, smiles as he speaks during a change of command ceremony at U.S. Southern Command, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Right: Marine Gen. James Mattis pauses before the start of a Senate Armed Services committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
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Retired Marine Generals Mattis and Kelly Recommend Each Other For Defense Secretary
When meeting with Trump, each general recommended the other for the position of secretary of Defense, The Washington Post reports.
Gen. James Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, speaks with General Walter Natynczyk, Chief of the Defense Staff, Canada, before the start of the second day of the 7th International Institute for Strategic Studies Regional Security Summit, the Manama Dialogue Dec. 4, 2010, at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa.
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Here’s What Mattis Actually Needs In Order To Be SecDef
Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis is a top contender for Defense Secretary.