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Trump gives Pentagon power to set Afghan troop levels
14 Jun 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, a decision opening the door to future troop increases requested by the top American commander.
Mattis presses China on North Korea, South China Sea
3 Jun 2017
The United States is encouraged by China's efforts to restrain North Korea but Washington will not accept Beijing's militarization of islands in the South China Sea, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis.
Trump 'wide open' on Paris climate accord: Mattis
28 May 2017
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis says President Trump is weighing the pros and cons of the Paris climate deal and is 'wide open' on whether the U.S. will stay in the agreement.
Former Defense Secretary Gates calls Comey firing 'not terribly well done'
14 May 2017
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey was "not terribly well done.