US House backs waiver allowing James Mattis to serve as defence secretary
Saturday, 14 January 2017 A waiver, which must still be signed by the president to become law, clears the way for James Mattis to server as US Secretary of State if he is confirmed, as expected, by the US Senate.
According to a pentagon spokesman, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis spoke with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday to highlight the importance the United States places on the military alliance. President Donald Trump has said in the past that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization...
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson thanked his colleagues in the State Department, on big exception was President Donald Trump. The fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was abruptly ousted.. Source: Wochit News -
President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday. Back in October BuzzFeed news reported that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and Tillerson had.. Source: Wochit -
The US Defense Secretary has said some factions of the Taliban have expressed interest in holding peace talks with the Afghan government. James Mattis told reporters about the possible development.. Source: Euronews English -
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters he does not want to comment on reports of a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing the.. Source: Reuters Studio -
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday he will not publicly discuss issues related to North Korea, deferring to diplomats and the White House, ahead of a proposed meeting between President.. Source: Reuters Studio -
According to sources familiar with the discussion, the White House staff is preparing for the departure of national security adviser H.R. McMaster. Sources indicated that the move was initiated by.. Source: Wochit News -