James Mattis

U.S. Secretary of Defense to visit Turkey

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will visit Turkey within days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said. The date of visit is yet unknown, Turkish …

North Korea crisis: how likely is nuclear war?

The commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army, Kim Rak-gyom, released more details of the plan to launch four intermediate-range ballistic missiles into waters near Guam in the Western Pacific to …

US slams North Korea 'provocation'

US Defense Secretary James Mattis slammed North Korea's test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile as a "provocation". "We (are) right now dealing with this very serious escalation, …

US and Turkish Defense ministers meet in Brussels

The U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis told his Turkish counterpart Fikri Işık at the meeting in Brussels that their support for and cooperation with the PKK's Syrian affiliate the People's Protection …

Pentagon: NATO not a threat to Russia

NATO is not a threat to Russia, and Moscow is aware of this fact, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told CBS News in an interview. "Right now, Russia's future should be wedded to Europe. Why they see NATO as a …

Trump says he believes that torture works

US President Donald Trump declared that he believes torture works as his administration readied a sweeping review of how America conducts the war on terror.  In an interview with ABC News, Trump said he would wage …