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USA POLITICS: 3,000 New US Troops Headed to Afghanistan: James Mattis US Defense Secretary Says

USA POLITICS: 3,000 New US Troops Headed to Afghanistan: James Mattis US Defense Secretary Says

“It is exactly over 3,000 somewhat and frankly I haven’t signed the last of the orders right now as we look at specific, small elements that are going,” Mattis told reporters on Monday afternoon.

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MEXICO POLITICS: In First, US Defense Chief Jim Mattis to Attend Mexican Independence Day Events

MEXICO POLITICS: In First, US Defense Chief Jim Mattis to Attend Mexican Independence Day Events

Jim Mattis’ planned trip on Friday would be only the fifth by a U.S. defense secretary to Mexico, said Pentagon spokesman Army Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Davis.

“Secretary Mattis’ visit to Mexico reaffirms our commitment to the bilateral defense relationship and to the North America community,” Davis said.

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USA POLITICS: Mattis to Congress: US ‘Not Winning’ War Against Taliban Insurgents in Afghanistan

USA POLITICS: Mattis to Congress: US ‘Not Winning’ War Against Taliban Insurgents in Afghanistan

“We recognise the need for urgency,” United States Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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USA POLITICS: Russia Arming Taliban in Afghanistan: US General Suggests

USA POLITICS: Russia Arming Taliban in Afghanistan: US General Suggests

“We’ll engage with Russia diplomatically,” Mattis said. “We’ll do so where we can, but we’re going to have to confront Russia where what they’re doing is contrary to international law or denying the sovereignty of other countries.”

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IRAQ POLITICS: ‘We’re Not Here for Your Oil’: Jim Mattis US Defense Secretary Tells Iraqis

IRAQ POLITICS: ‘We’re Not Here for Your Oil’: Jim Mattis US Defense Secretary Tells Iraqis

Mattis, on his first trip to Iraq as Pentagon chief, is hoping to assess the war effort as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launch a new push to evict Islamic State militants from their remaining stronghold in the city of Mosul.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Welcomes Jim Mattis’ Emphasis on South China Sea Diplomacy

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Welcomes Jim Mattis’ Emphasis on South China Sea Diplomacy

China on Monday welcomed U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ suggestion that diplomacy should be the priority in the South China Sea, and that major U.S. military action was not being considered to contend with China’s assertive behavior there.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Jim Mattis Visits Seoul

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Jim Mattis Visits Seoul

Mattis, in his first trip abroad as Pentagon chief, vowed to strengthen ties in talks with South Korean Prime Minister and acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn.

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