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Russia is a 'strategic competitor' to the west, says James Mattis - The Guardian

US defence secretary speaks out against Russia's interference globally – contrasting sharply with Trump, who has praised Putin. Ewen MacAskill Defence correspondent. Fri 31 Mar 2017 10.08 EDT Last modified on Fri 14 Jul 2017 13.23 EDT. Share on ...and more »

Defense Sec. James Mattis: North Korea 'Has Got to Be Stopped' -

LONDON — After years of North Korea thumbing its nose at the international community, on Friday Defense Secretary James Mattis appeared to signal enough was enough. "Right now, [North Korea] appears to be going in a very reckless manner … and that ...and more »

Mattis: Iran continues to be the 'primary state sponsor of terrorism,' has been since 2012 - Business Insider

Pool/Matt Dunham via Reuters LONDON (Reuters) - Iran is continuing to behave as an exporter of terrorism and still sponsors militant activity, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said in London on Friday. Asked about comments Mattis made in 2012 that ...and more »

MATTIS: Russian action in Afghanistan 'gives us concern' - Business Insider

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States is concerned about Russia's presence in Afghanistan and its interactions with Taliban fighters, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday. "We have seen Russian activity vis-à-vis the Taliban," Mattis said ...and more »

UK defence role lies with US, not EU, says Michael Fallon - The Guardian

The defence secretary, Sir Michael Fallon, has emphasised the extent to which he believes the UK's defence role lies outside the European Union. In a press release ahead of a meeting with his US counterpart James Mattis in London on Friday morning, ...and more »

UK and US accuse Russia of 'interfering in other parts of the globe' - The Independent

Donald Trump's Defence Secretary has accused Russia of “mucking around in other people's elections” and violating international law. General James Mattis made the claim following talks with his British counterpart, who accused Russia of “persistent ...and more »

Defense Secretary Mattis says he worries about 'reckless' actions from North Korea - PBS NewsHour

LONDON — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expressing worry about what he calls “reckless” actions by North Korea, alluding to its nuclear weapons and missile programs. Mattis spoke at a news conference Friday in London with his British counterpart ...and more »

Defense Secretary James Mattis: North Korea Is 'Reckless' and Must Be Stopped - Fortune

Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday that North Korea's behavior as “reckless” and that has to be stopped immediately. “Right now, it appears to be going in a very reckless manner in what its conduct is portraying for the future and that has got ...and more »

US's Mattis says North Korea is acting recklessly and must be stopped - Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said North Korea is acting in a reckless manner and must be stopped. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis and Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon pose for a handshake in front of a ceremonial ...and more »

Michael Fallon joins forces with US defence chief to demand Europe pay their share of Nato bills - The Sun

DEFENCE Secretary Sir Michael Fallon will today join forces with his US counterpart to issue a stinging sideswipe at freeloading European allies. Fallon will hold a two day summit with Donald Trump's new Secretary of Defense Jim 'Mad Dog' Mattis ...and more »