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Trump: There was a plan to take out Assad, but Mattis refused

US President confirms plan was in the works to take out Syrian President but then-Defense Secretary was opposed.

Trump: There was a plan to take out Assad, but Mattis refused

Trump taps replacement as Mattis set to depart on January 1st

President Trump taps Deputy Defense Secretary Shanahan to serve in Jim Mattis' stead, days before Pentagon chief's departure.

Trump taps replacement as Mattis set to depart on January 1st

Mattis cancels trip to Israel

US Defense Secretary cancels visit to Israel in the wake of his resignation.

Mattis cancels trip to Israel

US Defense Secretary to step down

Trump announces that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will retire at the end of February.

US Defense Secretary to step down

Trump on Mattis: He's 'sort of a Democrat'

President Trump hints Defense Secretary Jim Mattis could be leaving his cabinet soon.

Trump on Mattis: He's 'sort of a Democrat'

Trump: Book claiming I planned Assad assassination 'fabrication'

White House pushes back against new book by Bob Woodward as cabinet members deny quotes attributed to them. 'This is a con job'.

Trump: Book claiming I planned Assad assassination 'fabrication'

Turkish Defense Minister speaks with American counterpart

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis reportedly discuss bilateral defense deals.

Turkish Defense Minister speaks with American counterpart

Mattis: North Korea must show steps toward denuclearization

U.S. Defense Secretary says North Korea will receive sanctions relief only after it shows irreversible steps toward denuclearization.

Mattis: North Korea must show steps toward denuclearization

Mattis: 'Unwise' for Assad to use chemical weapons

U.S. Defense Secretary warns Syrian regime against using gas as a weapon.

Mattis: 'Unwise' for Assad to use chemical weapons

Mattis: There's still room for diplomacy with North Korea

Secretary of Defense says diplomacy still possible in dealing with North Korea's ballistic missile launches.

Mattis: There's still room for diplomacy with North Korea