Trump was expected to pick a nominee for defense secretary over the next couple of weeks.
20:45, 23 December 2018
U.S. officials said the resignation had not been forced by Trump.
10:12, 21 December 2018
Mattis said the United States would take whatever steps were necessary to defend American democracy.
16:44, 02 December 2018
The Ukrainian vessels were attacked and seized by Russian forces on November 25.
18:45, 29 November 2018
The Russian government was responsible for the attacks on the U.S. election process in 2016, Mattis told reporters.
13:40, 08 August 2018
Mattis praised the great contribution of Ukrainians to defend the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine.
12:18, 08 June 2018
The interlocutors emphasized the importance of sanctions policy against Russia until the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine are restored.
16:18, 17 February 2018
<p>Secretary Mattis says deterrence is dynamic, changing "from year to year, from decade to decade".</p>
11:20, 08 February 2018
<p>Mattis, although emphasizing continuous U.S. support, did not give a timeline on the arrival of the anti-tank weapons.</p>
13:14, 03 February 2018
<p>Turkey advised the United States ahead of its air strikes in Syria against U.S.-backed Kurdish militia, and Washington is in contact with Ankara about the way forward, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday during a flight to Asia, according to Reuters.</p>
09:40, 22 January 2018
<p>U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the United States is losing its competitive military advantage over China and Russia, marking the central challenge to America's armed forces, Voice of America reports.</p>
23:30, 19 January 2018
<p>U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said that the U.S. role in Ukraine is not changing and Russia has no cause for concern about a U.S. decision last week to supply new weapons to Kyiv, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.</p>
13:05, 30 December 2017
<p>The U.S. Army has "got to be ready" to confront the North Korean threat if diplomatic efforts are unable to resolve the U.S. dispute with Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday, Newsweek reports.</p>
23:59, 09 October 2017
<p>United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker has said U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis brought military equipment to the Armed Forces of Ukraine during his visit to Ukraine on August 23-24.</p>
12:08, 27 August 2017
<p>Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he has discussed the possibility of deploying the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, according to an UNIAN correspondent.</p>
16:45, 24 August 2017
<p>U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Ukraine on Wednesday, August 23, according to an UNIAN correspondent.</p>
23:45, 23 August 2017
<p>Reversing course from his campaign pledges, President Donald Trump on Monday night committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan, signaling he would dispatch more troops to America's longest war and vowing "a fight to win," Reuters reports.</p>
11:00, 22 August 2017
<p>Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expects that his talks with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, scheduled for August 24 in Kyiv, will be extremely important for strengthening Ukraine's defense capability, according to an UNIAN correspondent.</p>
17:40, 21 August 2017
<p>U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis during his upcoming visit to Kyiv August 24 will emphasize the U.S. commitment to strategic partnership with Ukraine, according to U.S. Department of Defense.</p>
12:15, 21 August 2017
<p>Some 231 servicemen from other countries on August 24 will take part in the military parade on the occasion of Independence Day celebrations in Ukraine, presidential adviser Yuriy Biryukov wrote on Facebook.</p>
12:40, 19 August 2017