North Korea shelves Guam missile plan after Mattis warning

Asia Pacific Aug 15, 2017

North Korea shelves Guam missile plan after Mattis warning

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Tuesday he would hold off on a planned missile strike near Guam, but warned the highly provocative move would go ahead in the event of further "reckless actions" by Washington. Some analysts suggested Kim's comments opened a possible path ...

Assad regime taking U.S. retaliation threat seriously, Mattis says

World Jun 29, 2017

Assad regime taking U.S. retaliation threat seriously, Mattis says

Syria's government is taking seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to Brussels, Mattis noted there has been no such attack since the White House issued a surprise statement Monday ...

U.S. general in Afghanistan alleges Russia is arming the Taliban

World Apr 25, 2017

U.S. general in Afghanistan alleges Russia is arming the Taliban

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday. At a news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his side, Gen. John Nicholson, the American commander in Afghanistan, ...