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U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis waits to welcome Canada's Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., February 6, 2017.

Mattis wanted to lay a trap for Iran after it downed a US drone

Trump's ex-defense secretary wanted to lay a trap for Iran after it downed a US drone in 2011, but the Obama administration wouldn't go for it.

Mattis suggests he might not like Trump ‘one fricking bit’ but says he’s holding fire on him — for now

The widely respected former defense secretary says he is keeping his criticisms of Trump to himself for now, but this won't last "forever."

Mattis sharply rebukes Trump’s leadership in a not-so-subtle op-ed warning against abandoning America’s allies

The former defense secretary warns the US is on track to "occupy an increasingly lonely position, one that puts us at increasing risk in the world."
The first F-35 to arrive to the 33rd Fighter Wing on display during the aircraft’s official rollout ceremony A at Eglin Air Force Base.

Jim Mattis shuts down allegations that Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan pulled strings for Boeing and called Lockheed Martin’s F-35 ‘f—...

"I didn't pay him to be a shrinking violet when it came to saving the Government money," former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said of Patrick Shanahan.

How Elizabeth Holmes convinced powerful men like Henry Kissinger, James Mattis, and George Shultz to sit on the board of now disgraced blood-testing s...

Theranos at one point had a star-studded board of directors, including military leaders and former secretaries of state.

Trump’s own party slams his Syria ‘retreat’ after ISIS-claimed attack kills US troops

The deaths of the four Americans on Wednesday, including two US soldiers, were a result of an ISIS-claimed suicide bombing in Manbij, Syria.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to students at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, January 10, 2019.

Pompeo offers blistering rebuke of Obama’s foreign policy in Cairo speech: ‘The age of self-inflicted American shame is over’

"The United States under President Trump has reasserted its traditional role as a force for good in this region," Pompeo said to an audience in Cairo.

The life and career of Jim Webb, a Vietnam hero who could be Trump’s next secretary of defense

Webb is a decorated Marine veteran and former Democratic senator being considered for defense secretary. Here's 20 images from his extraordinary life.
President Donald Trump and former Secretary of Defense James Mattis in the East Room of the White House.

Retired US admiral slams Trump’s views of the military in a stunning opinion column: Trump thinks his military generals are ‘Rambos’...

Ret. Navy Adm. James Stavridis suggested Trump was "attracted to the macho, direct, domineering profile that many civilians associate with generals."
President Donald Trump held a freewheeling Cabinet meeting on Wednesday that touched on everything from the shutdown to Syria.

Trump rants about the government shutdown, stock-market ‘glitches,’ Tom Cruise, and more during wild Cabinet meeting

Trump's Cabinet meeting addressed a variety of topics, including the government shutdown, the Syria withdrawal, Mitt Romney, and the stock market.