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Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan after deadly Taliban attack

Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan after deadly Taliban attack

Mattis, making his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, was due to meet top officials including President Ashraf Ghani.

Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons

Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons

"The bottom line is there can be no doubt in the international community's mind that Syria has retained chemical weapons in violation of its agreement," Mattis said.

United States, Saudi defence chiefs reject Iran 'interventions'

New Pentagon chief James Mattis agreed in a telephone call with his Saudi counterpart to oppose Iranian "interventions" in the Middle East, Saudi state media reported on Wednesday.

Pentagon chief James Mattis seeks to underscore alliances with Japan, South Korea

New Pentagon chief James Mattis on Wednesday heads to South Korea and Japan, where he will seek to reassure the key US allies about American security commitments in the region.

US 'deeply regrets' Afghan hospital deaths: Pentagon chief

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter today said the Pentagon "deeply regrets" the deaths of 22 people who died in a US air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz.