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Ex-US defence secretary Jim Mattis denounces Trump and military response to protests

After long refusing to explicitly criticize a sitting president, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused President Donald Trump on Wednesday of trying to divide America and roundly denounced a militarization of the US response to civil unrest.

Jun 04, 2020, 14:30 PM IST

Ex-US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Pakistan is most dangerous country

Former US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, who left the Donald Trump administration in January, said he considers Pakistan as the most dangerous country he dealt with in his career spanning decades. 

Sep 04, 2019, 15:42 PM IST

Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney resigns

Kevin Sweeney, the chief of staff of the US Department of Defence, has announced his resignation from the post.

Jan 06, 2019, 09:22 AM IST

Ally France slams Donald Trump for decision to pull troops out of Syria

"An ally must be dependable. To be allies is to fight shoulder to shoulder."

Dec 24, 2018, 06:19 AM IST

Donald Trump names Patrick Shanahan Acting Secretary of Defence

The new Acting Secretary of Defence will assume charge on January 1, 2019.

Dec 23, 2018, 23:24 PM IST

Strategy experts feel pulling out US troops from Afghanistan may result in 9/11 encore

Donald Trump has decided to pull out half of the American troops from Afghanistan in the next two months.

Dec 21, 2018, 15:58 PM IST

US 'to pull 7,000 troops' from Afghanistan: Reports

Withdrawing troops from the region could recoil and pave the way toward a "second 9/11". 

Dec 21, 2018, 09:59 AM IST

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis quits after clashing with Donald Trump on policies

Mattis announced plans to resign after a face-to-face meeting with Trump in which they aired their differences, a senior White House official said.

Dec 21, 2018, 06:46 AM IST

Time to support PM Narendra Modi, those working for peace in South Asia: US' strong message to Pakistan

Trump had warned that Pakistan has much to lose if continues to support terrorism.

Dec 04, 2018, 16:39 PM IST

40 years are enough: US tells Pak to support PM Narendra Modi's peace efforts

 US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis says Pakistan ought to support India, the United Nations and Afghanistan in ensuring peace prevails in south Asia.

Dec 04, 2018, 06:46 AM IST

US Defense Secretary says Khashoggi killing undermines regional stability

Saudi officials have said he was accidentally killed in a botched security operation to return him to the kingdom.

Oct 27, 2018, 12:31 PM IST

Afghanistan in shock after death of powerful police commander

 US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said it was too soon to say if the death of Gen. Abdul Razeq, the police commander in southern Kandahar, would hurt voter turnout, but added that the U.S. military`s mission was unaltered.

Oct 19, 2018, 10:40 AM IST

US calls India 'closest ally', pledges to work for New Delhi's entry into NSG

The first-ever India-US 2+2 dialogue was held in New Delhi on Thursday.

Sep 06, 2018, 23:22 PM IST

At first 2+2 dialogue, US agrees to help India hunt Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed

During the 2+2 dialogue, US also agreed to exert more pressure on Pakistan to rein in various terror outfits operating from its soil.

Sep 06, 2018, 20:34 PM IST

At first 2+2 dialogue, India, US sign defence pacts, ask Pakistan to act against terror

At the first 2+2 dialogue, both India and the US asked Pakistan to do more to contain terror operating from its soil.

Sep 06, 2018, 17:49 PM IST

Donald Trump seeking to replace Defence Secretary Jim Mattis: Report

The report quoted an unnamed White House official as saying that speculation about a replacement was now "more real than ever" after revelations in famed investigative journalist Bob Woodward's upcoming book titled "Fear: Trump in the White House".

Sep 06, 2018, 10:21 AM IST

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrive for 2+2 talks with India

Swaraj and Sitharaman will hold the twice-postponed dialogue with Pompeo and Mattis

Sep 05, 2018, 23:02 PM IST

India-US 2+2 dialogue reflects deepening strategic partnership: Trump government

The maiden two-plus-two dialogue between India and the United States scheduled in New Delhi next week is an indication of the deepening strategic partnership between the two countries, the Trump administration has said.

Aug 30, 2018, 06:41 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis pledge to continue strong US-India strategic partnership

India and the United States have pledged to continue their strong bilateral strategic partnership, the Pentagon said after a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis.

Jun 04, 2018, 07:54 AM IST

Mattis warns of Chinese 'intimidation'; says US seeks 'results-oriented' ties

The United States is willing to work with China on a "results- oriented" relationship, but Beijing`s actions in the South China Sea were coercive and the Pentagon would "compete vigorously" if needed, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday.

Jun 02, 2018, 11:36 AM IST