WASHINGTON, DC — The Pentagon is moving away from the war on terror, choosing instead to primarily focus on deterring “strategic competitors” China and Russia, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis stressed while testifying before a Senate panel on Thursday. Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee via written testimony: The global situation is sobering.
President Donald Trump declared “mission accomplished” after ordering precision missile strikes in Syria just hours earlier. “A perfectly executed strike last night,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!” The United States military teamed up with forces from Britain and France to strike several targets in Syria, including three
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has avoided taking a visible role in the Trump administration since it took office last year, avoiding cameras and cable news shows. However, he stepped into the spotlight last week when he backed up the president’s decision to sign a massive spending bill. On Friday, an uneasy President Trump addressed the
by Ian Hanchett15 Mar 20180 15 Mar, 201815 Mar, 2018 On Thursday’s “CNN Tonight,” Representative Denny Heck (D-WA) reacted to reports that President Trump is ready to fire National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster by stating, “I literally pray that General Mattis, Secretary of Defense Mattis hangs on as, frankly, kind of a bastion of stability in