Mattis May Have Made His Toughest Political Call Yet

Defense | 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)

‘I must be able to eliminate excess infrastructure’

Hillary Clinton Goes Abroad -- Tells Everyone Congress Is Working To Undermine Trump

Politics | David Krayden
Former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton speaks during an interview with Mariella Frostrup at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in Cheltenham, Britain October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC15E367A440

‘…members of Congress on both sides are trying to work out how they can contain [Trump].’

The Liberal Media Has Lost Its Way And Sense Of Humor

Opinion | David Krayden

When you’re engaged in a virtual coup d’état, there is little room for levity.

Mattis Says NBC Report On Trump Is 'Absolutely False'

Politics | Ryan Pickrell
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defence Minister James N. Mattis is seen during a press conference before the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan at the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle/File Photo

‘It is frankly disgusting’

Trump Reminds Everyone He's Calling The Shots On North Korea

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘My attitude is the one that matters’

Top General On North Korea: 'We Pray For Peace' But 'Prepare For War'

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
Multiple DPRK rocket launchers are seen being fired during a military drill at an unknown location, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 25, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

‘Do not ignore their words when their words are combined with capability’

Trump Sets Record Bombing High Against Terrorists In Afghanistan

Defense | Saagar Enjeti

A 50% jump in the number of munitions dropped

No, Trump And Mattis Don't Differ All That Much On Iran Deal

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis greets President Donald Trump before a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 28, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley)

‘And then what?’

Cotton Says Cabinet Secretaries Should Back Trump On Iran Or Resign

National Security | Will Racke
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) speaks with reporters ahead of the party luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

‘You should help him achieve his objectives’

These Are The Five Things Jim Mattis Wants You To Read

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis lays a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate in New Delhi on Sept. 26, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

Anyone wishing to understand how he views military matters

'Tidal Wave' Of Bombs To Rain Down In Afghanistan As Matts Loosens Restrictions

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
Pfc. Samuel Corsolini, a gunner assigned to F Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, pulls security with other Pathfinders as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter takes off after unloading his team and members of 2nd Afghan National Civil Order Patrol Special Weapons And Tactics Team during a vehicle interdiction as part of Operation Pranoo Verbena in order to disrupt Taliban operations in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 16. US Army/Flickr

‘Terrorists will not triumph here’

Mattis To Leakers: You're Endangering Troops At War

World | Saagar Enjeti
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis gestures to the media at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2017. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)

‘Department at war’

Pentagon: Puerto Rico Disaster Response Delayed Afghan Troop Deployment

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
A C-130J Hercules aircraft from the 115th Airlift Squadron at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, Calif., flies over Jordan during Exercise Eager Lion May 31, 2014, at an air base in northern Jordan. During Eager Lion, the C-130s added another dimension for other exercise participants during humanitarian assistance and disaster relief scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley/Released)

Approximately 3,000 troops

Rubio Demands Communist West Point Grad Pay Back Tuition

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
Class of 2012 cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point toss their hats. US Army Flickr

‘Extremely concerning’

Mattis Unleashes Troops On Taliban With New Rule Of Engagement In Afghanistan

Defense | Jonah Bennett
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters opened fire near Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan May in this 18, 2008 file photo. Goran Tomasevic: If I hadn't already been pointing the camera at the Marine when the bullet hit the wall, there is no way I would have been able to react quickly enough to take those pictures REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic.

‘You see some of the results’

McCain Blocking Trump's Pentagon Nominees Until Administration Tells Him More About Afghan Strategy

Defense | Jonah Bennett
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) confers with Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) as General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein.

‘We have to try and force a change in that relationship’

Mattis Says US Should Stay In Iran Nuclear Deal

Defense | Will Racke
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the "Political and Security Situation in Afghanistan" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

‘Something the president should consider’

Mattis: Trump Admin Not As Conflicted On North Korea As It Seems

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) is introduced by Defense Secretary James Mattis (R) during the commissioning ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. July 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

But, it could also be a strategic gambit

Here's How Mattis Plans To Win The War In Afghanistan

Defense | Saagar Enjeti

‘They will not win’

North Korea Fires Back At Mattis

Video | Ryan Pickrell

Threatens to wreck all of South Korea in a war