October 22, 2017

Mattis Warns Army: ‘Stand Ready’

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis urged the Army Monday to be prepared in case diplomatic relations with North Korea break down. “It is right now a diplomatically, economic-sanctions-buttressed effort to try and turn North Korea off of this path,” Mattis said during his keynote speech at the annual AUSA conference in Washington, D.C. “What does […]

Mattis: We Have a Number of ‘Massive’ Military Options Ready For North Korea

Shortly after an emergency meeting at the White House Sunday afternoon, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said a number of “massive” military options are on the table in response to North Korea’s underground nuclear test yesterday. “We had a small group national security meeting today with the president, the vice president about the latest provocation […]

Obama Appointees Preventing Mattis From Rebuilding The Military, Says Armed Services Chair

  Holdovers from the Obama administration in the Pentagon are hampering efforts to fix the military’s major readiness problem, leaving Secretary of Defense James Mattis alone in his efforts to properly equip U.S. forces, according to the chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services. “I am concerned that … to fix these problems [it] […]

Whoa: ISIS gets HARDCORE message from SecDef Mattis on Day One

Donald Trump was hardly the only one with a productive first day in office. After being overwhelmingly confirmed by the Senate on Friday, General “Mad Dog” Mattis sent a letter to the employees of the Department of Defense, declaring, among other things, “You represent an America committed to the common good; an America that is […]

Sec. of Defense Mattis Sent DoD Employees a Letter Right After Swearing In — ‘Mad Dog’ Means Business

Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis wasted no time in asserting his leadership after he was overwhelmingly confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Friday. Almost immediately after his swearing-in, Mattis sent a letter to DoD employees, showcasing his legendary command style as he prepares to head the Pentagon. “It’s good to be back and I’m grateful […]

Gen. Mattis Confirmed in Senate Vote As Secretary of Defense

Gen. James Mattis has been confirmed by the Senate by an overwhelming margin to become our next Secretary of Defense. He is the first confirmed member of Trump’s cabinet. So far, the vote stands at 98-1, with Sen. Kirsten Gilliband (D-NY) voting against Mattis’ nomination. The first bill President Donald Trump signed into law was the […]

Trump Names Retired Marine General Mattis as Defense Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump announced his selection of retired Marine four-star General James Mattis to be his Secretary of Defense on Thursday. Trump, on a post-election “thank you tour,” told an audience in Cincinnati that Mattis is “the closest thing to General George Patton that we have.” The comparison is apt: Mattis (shown) spent 43 years […]

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