02 Jan 2019

America, Meet Your (Acting) Secretary of Defense

“It hasn’t received much attention, what with Donald Trump suddenly declaring victory against isis, ordering U.S. troops out of Syria, and provoking James Mattis to resign in protest. But the man who is now the president’s principal adviser on the nation’s defense, tasked with leading the largest employer in the

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29 Aug 2018

Mattis rejects plan to privatize military effort in Afghanistan

“Defense Secretary James Mattis on Tuesday shot down recently recirculated plans to privatize combat efforts in Afghanistan. ‘When the Americans put their nation’s credibility on the line, privatizing it is probably not a wise idea,’ Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon. The former head of U.S. Central Command did not mention by name

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29 Jun 2018

Mattis: US to maintain troop levels in South Korea

Quieting speculation and fears that the U.S. would pull its forces out of the Korean peninsula, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis affirmed that the U.S. will maintain its forces as it moves forwards with negotiations with North Korea. The U.S. maintains a force of 28,500 troops in South Korea and,

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