June 04, 2020 11:20 am
Former US defence secretary Jim Mattis has accused President Donald Trump of seeking to divide the country. Mattis had in the past said it would be inappropriate for him to condemn a sitting president.
September 04, 2019 8:46 pm
Mattis was speaking at an event here Tuesday at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He has co-authored the just released book ‘Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead'.
August 29, 2019 8:50 am
Jim Mattis said the problem is made worse by this administration's disregard for the enduring value of allies, which he alluded to in the resignation letter he gave Trump on December 20.
December 22, 2018 7:39 am
Mattis announced on Thursday his plan to resign, a move prompted by the decision by the president to pull all of the approximately 2,000 US troops from the fight against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria.
December 22, 2018 1:13 pm
The US Defence Secretary is the only Cabinet-rank official from the Trump administration to have visited India twice — in September 2017 for a bilateral visit, and again in September 2018 for the first Indo-US 2+2 dialogue.
December 22, 2018 11:08 am
US media widely attributed the resignation of Jim Mattis to prolonged differences between Donald Trump. The schism between the two started in May when the US President chose to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal without having his Defense Secretary on board.
December 21, 2018 9:27 am
Trump, officials said, also decided on deep cuts in the 14,000 troops serving in Afghanistan — a war he long derided as a misadventure and only grudgingly agreed to continue under pressure from Mattis, among others.
December 21, 2018 6:39 am
Mattis announced plans to resign after a face-to-face meeting with Trump in which they aired their differences, a senior White House official said.
December 04, 2018 3:22 pm
"It's time for everyone to get on board, support the United Nations; support Prime Minister Modi's, (Afghan) President (Ashraf) Ghani and all those who are trying to maintain peace and make for a better world here," Mattis said.
October 31, 2018 2:09 pm
The US would cooperate with China where it can and confront where it must like the freedom of navigation in international waters, said Mattis.