SecDef Mattis Apparently Promises Turkey The US Will Take Weapons Back From Kurds

US | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington

‘I want to believe that Turkey’s allies will side with us, not with terrorist organizations’

'We Have A Problem:' ISIS In Afghanistan 'Not Getting Better' As US Mulls Thousands More Troops

World | Saagar Enjeti
A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country. Picture taken June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

‘We have to be focused on that problem’

Mattis Issues Stark Words To North Korea Over Otto Warmbier's Death

World | Saagar Enjeti

‘This goes beyond any kind of understanding’

Diplomat: North Korea Open To Halting Nuclear And Ballistic Missile Tests

World | Ryan Pickrell
Missiles are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of North Korea's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Sue-Lin Wong

‘Under the certain circumstances’

Mattis Gives Congress A Sobering View Of What War With North Korea Would Look Like

World | Ryan Pickrell
A view of artillery fire and landing exercises guided by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (not seen) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang February 21, 2015. REUTERS/KCNA

‘Tragic on an unbelievable scale’

Mattis Denies Trump Administration Claim Of Afghan Troop Deployment

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Defense Secretary James Mattis gestures

‘Secretary Mattis has made no decisions’

Mattis Implored Trump To Lift Troop Cap In Afghanistan 'To Prevent A Disaster'

World | Saagar Enjeti

‘We’re not talking about putting our troops on the front line’

Afghanistan Situation is Obama's Fault, Mattis Says

World | Benjamin Decatur
US Marines returned to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand April 29, where American troops faced heated fighting until NATO's combat mission ended in 2014, as embattled Afghan security forces struggle to beat back the resurgent Taliban. The deployment of some 300 Marines to the poppy-growing southern province came one day after the militants announced the launch of their "spring offensive", and as the Trump administration seeks to craft a new strategy in Afghanistan. Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images.

‘A misguided application of our forces’

Report: Trump Gives Mattis Authority To Dictate Afghan Troops Levels

National Security | Alex Pfeiffer
U.S. President Trump speaks at swearing-in ceremony for Defense Secretary Mattis at the Pentagon in Washington

Will likely mean more troops on the battlefield

Army Holds Mandatory Transgender Sensitivity Training Sessions

US | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington

‘This training is mandatory for all uniformed members’

Top General: US Military Edge Is 'Eroding'

National Security | Russ Read
An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Kestrels" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transiting the South China Sea April 10, 2017. Picture taken April 10, 2017. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Handout via REUTERS

‘It is eroding now’

Mattis Sums Up The Last 15 Plus Years In Afghanistan By Stating The Obvious

National Security | Russ Read
James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017. ( Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

‘We can’t keep going like this’

Mattis Dodges Requests From Trump Aides To Appear On Fox & Friends

Politics | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis gestures to the media at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Mattis values neutrality

Mattis: North Korea Is The 'Most Urgent And Dangerous Threat' To Security

World | Ryan Pickrell
Defense Secretary James Mattis gestures

‘A clear and present danger to all’

Army, Marine Corps Ask Pentagon Officials For Long Delay In Accepting Transgenders

US | Jonah Bennett
Defense Secretary James Mattis gestures

The Army is wondering how transition treatments could work in war zones.

Tillerson: Trump Wants To 'Make Progress' On Russia Despite Political Cost

Politics | Will Racke
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (L) and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shake hands in the Treaty Room before heading into meetings at the State Department May 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Tillerson is hosting Lavrov to discuss Syria, Ukraine and other bilaterial issues, according to the State Department. (PHOTO: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘The president’s been clear to me’

Jim Mattis Has A Few Stark Words For The London Attackers

World | Saagar Enjeti
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis (L) and Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, brief the media at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

‘Thinks by hurting us they can scare us’