Report: Mattis blocked Trump supporters from key Pentagon jobs

Report: Mattis blocked Trump supporters from key Pentagon jobs

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 26, 2018 The Pentagon’s doors may soon swing open to a number of supporters of President Donald Trump who felt they were locked out by departing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, D.C. insiders say. “Mattis mostly hired Democrats, so this is an opportunity […]

Syria pullout blowback: Netanyahu, Trump weigh in

Syria pullout blowback: Netanyahu, Trump weigh in

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 24, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump followed through on one of his campaign promises when he announced on Dec. 19 that American troops would withdraw from Syria. In short order Republican senators Lindsay Graham and Bob Corker called the decision a […]

Pompeo, Mattis warn Senate on regional impact of weakened Saudi ties

Pompeo, Mattis warn Senate on regional impact of weakened Saudi ties

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2018 Any draw-down in U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia would lead to a stronger Iran and reinvigorated Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaida, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told U.S. lawmakers on Nov. 28. Speaking to reporters after he and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned the Senate in a closed-door […]

‘Nothing can shake you’: Mattis fortifies troops on the border, clarifies their role

‘Nothing can shake you’: Mattis fortifies troops on the border, clarifies their role

by WorldTribune Staff, November 15, 2018 Speaking to troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Nov. 14 said that “in the Army, we don’t care if you’re male or female, we don’t care where you go to church or if you go to church. “We just care when there’s trouble […]

‘We have to have a wall of people’: Trump could send up to 15,000 troops; ‘No catch and release’

‘We have to have a wall of people’: Trump could send up to 15,000 troops; ‘No catch and release’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 1, 2018 President Donald Trump on Oct. 31 said he could deploy up to 15,000 troops to the U.S.’s southern border. “We have to have a wall of people,” the president told ABC News. “We’ll do up to anywhere between ten and 15,000 military personnel, on top of border patrol, ICE, […]

Mattis holds forth on what it means to be a man after Pittsburgh shooting

Mattis holds forth on what it means to be a man after Pittsburgh shooting

by WorldTribune Staff, October 28, 2018 The man accused of killing 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Oct. 27 “is not a man by any definition,” U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. Robert Bowers is accused of killing 11 people and wounding six others when he fired upon them as they gathered for a […]

Panic in Beijing: Caught off guard by Trump trade tactics, CCP courts Pentagon

Panic in Beijing: Caught off guard by Trump trade tactics, CCP courts Pentagon

by WorldTribune Staff, October 18, 2018 As its relationship with other U.S. agencies sours amid President Donald Trump’s trade and twitter offensive, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has worked to maintain close ties to the Pentagon, U.S. defense officials said. Beijing has stepped up contacts with the Pentagon in recent weeks as Defense Minister Wei […]

‘Fort Trump’? Poland says military base would counter Russia threat

‘Fort Trump’? Poland says military base would counter Russia threat

by WorldTribune Staff, September 19, 2018 President Donald Trump on Sept. 18 said he is considering a request for a permanent U.S. military presence in Poland. Trump, who said he shares the NATO ally’s concerns about Russian aggression, told reporters that “We’re looking at it very seriously, I know Poland likes the idea very much, […]

Trump ultimatum on Korean exercises contradicts Mattis, hits China challenges Kim

Trump ultimatum on Korean exercises contradicts Mattis, hits China challenges Kim

by WorldTribune Staff, August 30, 2018 President Donald Trump on Aug. 29 said the U.S. will not restart military exercises with South Korea. Trump said in a tweet, which he characterized as an official White House statement, that “The President believes that his relationship with Kim Jong Un is a very good and warm one, […]

Mattis issues warning to Iran: ‘What are they doing in Syria in the first place?’

Mattis issues warning to Iran: ‘What are they doing in Syria in the first place?’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 29, 2018 Iran has been “put on notice” that its “continued mischief” in the Mideast will not be tolerated by President Donald Trump, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Aug. 28. Speaking at a press conference at the Pentagon with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph […]

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