Mattis: I assume ISIS leader is alive

U.S. Defense Secretary says he thinks ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/21/2017, 10:04 PM

Mattis: Fight against ISIS has accelerated

Secretary of Defense says the fight against ISIS has shifted to "annihilation tactics."Ben Ariel, 5/29/2017, 5:07 AM

Mattis: Military action in North Korea would be 'tragic'

U.S. Defense Secretary says Washington is working to find diplomatic solution to North Korea crisis.Ben Ariel, Canada, 5/19/2017, 11:02 PM

Mattis: We'll defend our troops

The U.S. is not deepening its role in Syria's civil war but will act defensively when needed, says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2017, 2:07 AM

Mattis 'not worried' about Trump disclosures

Defense Secretary says he's not worried that Trump may have disclosed classified information to Russia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2017, 3:08 AM

United States 'prepared to defend itself'

Tillerson, Mattis and Coats clarify that the U.S. seeks the peaceful denuclearization of North Korea but is prepared to defend itself.Ben Ariel, 4/27/2017, 12:36 AM

'Trump WH has brought a welcome change to US policy'

PM Netanyahu praises Trump administration for change in US policy towards Iran during meeting with Defense Secretary Mattis.David Rosenberg, 4/21/2017, 2:15 PM

US Defense Chief: 'No doubt' Syria still has chemical weapons

General Mattis visits Israel, says Assad definately still possesses chemical weapons after recent chemical attack on civilians.AFP, 4/21/2017, 11:47 AM

'We need an active America in our region'

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman meets Defense Secretary James Mattis. The two discuss regional issues and U.S. involvement in the region.Nitsan Keidar, 3/7/2017, 11:27 PM

Liberman: The three main problems are Iran, Iran, Iran

Defense Minister Liberman meets Secretary of Defense James Mattis to discuss a range of defense-related issues.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 2/17/2017, 8:21 PM

'Iran is the biggest state sponsor of terror'

U.S. Defense Secretary blasts Iran following its latest ballistic missile test.Ben Ariel, 2/5/2017, 6:23 AM

Senate committee confirms Trump's Defense Secretary

Senate Armed Services Committee votes 26-1 in favor of James N. Mattis as Secretary of Defense.Ben Ariel, 1/19/2017, 3:07 AM

Trump's Defense Secretary nominee: Tel Aviv is Israel's capital

James Mattis, tapped for Defense Department, tells confirmation committee that Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem, is Israel's capital.David Rosenberg, 1/12/2017, 9:29 PM

Trump confirms: Mattis will be Secretary of Defense

U.S. President-elect confirms his intention to nominate retired General James Mattis as Defense Secretary.Ben Ariel, 12/2/2016, 3:42 AM

Report: Trump chooses Mattis as Defense Secretary

Sources say President-elect has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. Announcement expected next week.Ben Ariel, 12/1/2016, 11:41 PM

Please, not another peace process, Mr. Trump

What is the model of an Arab state upon which Israel can put its trust? Where, to be blunt, do Arabs live in harmony even among their own? Jack Engelhard, 11/24/2016, 5:59 AM

Trump's likely Defense Secretary pick raises eyebrows in Israel

General Mattis, Trump's likely pick for Pentagon chief, warns 'Israeli settlements' are turning country into an 'Apartheid' state.David Rosenberg, 11/20/2016, 6:55 PM