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From left, Gen. John Kelly, Gen. James Mattis, Gen. Joseph Dunford, Gen. James Amos, Gen. John Allen, and Gen. John Paxton Jr. at the Home of the Commandants in Washington, DC, on April 19, 2013.

One striking image shows the Marine Corps generals who will have left the Trump administration, after the president praised their service

President Donald Trump previously boasted that his administration was stacked with notable military generals.

Mattis got so annoyed on calls with H.R. McMaster that he pretended the line got disconnected

"Mr. Secretary, are you there," then-national security adviser H.R. McMaster asked on one call, as Mattis and his aides listened on.
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, August 7, 2019.

‘Who gives a s— about Afghanistan?’: Trump stunned officials with his comments during a military briefing, former aide says

Trump made the remarks during a meeting with top military officials, according to Jim Mattis' former speechwriter, Guy Snodgrass.

‘I’m the Meryl Streep of generals’: Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had an epic response to Trump calling him ‘overrated&#...

"And you have to admit, between me and Meryl, at least we've had some victories," he added at the Al Smith dinner.

Trump reportedly called Jim Mattis the ‘world’s most overrated general’ in a chaotic meeting on Syria

President Donald Trump reportedly claimed he had "captured" ISIS and did so faster than what his defense secretary had predicted.

Jim Mattis says he won’t be running for president in 2020 and that he’s eager to see ‘fresh ideas’

"There's not a hesitation," Jim Mattis said. "I'm just trying to think how to say 'no' even stronger."
Defense Secretary nominee, retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis speaks during his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, on January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Mattis says the most dangerous country in the world is Pakistan

The nuclear-armed country, subject to instability and historically a training ground for extremists, is at the top of Mattis' list.
James Mattis, U.S. Secretary of Defense, speaks with troops from the 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 62nd Medical Brigade at Base Camp Donna in Donna, Texas, U.S., November 14, 2018.

Mattis says China’s crackdown on Hong Kong protesters is a sign of China’s dangerous ambitions

Mattis wouldn't talk about Trump, but he did fire off about China's aggressive actions — and how they should concern Americans.
Crew chiefs with the 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit work on an F35A Lightning II returning to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, after a two-month European deployment, July 31, 2019.

The F-35’s abysmal readiness rate raises questions about future of the Pentagon’s most expensive weapons system

A government watchdog found that the F-35 Lightning II test squadron had single-digit full mission capable rates, calling its future into question.

One of the last decisions for the acting Defense Secretary was to hang up Jim Mattis’ official portrait in the Pentagon

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is shown wearing cufflinks emblazoned with the Marine Corps' eagle, globe, and anchor emblem.