Today’s Mattis briefing: Progress report, but no ISIS strategy

MATTIS ISIS UPDATE: In what will be only his second meeting with the news media in the Pentagon briefing room in his four months on the job, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, along with Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, will outline progress in ..

Mattis: Trump strategy aims to ‘annihilate’ ISIS

The HillDefense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that new tactics approved by President Trump to defeat Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters have thrown the terrorist group on “their back foot.” Speaking during a Pentagon press conference, Mattis NKorea vows to strengthen nukes as US increases pressure ..

Mattis: Afghanistan strategy coming in mid-July

The HillDefense Secretary James Mattis on Tuesday promised to brief Congress in detail on a new strategy for Afghanistan by mid-July amid blistering criticism for failing to provide one thus far. “I hope you understand that I am not criticizing you, but there Mattis blasts Congress for not delivering a Pentagon budget ..

Mattis: ‘We are not winning in Afghanistan,’ new strategy is weeks away

Washington PostA new strategy for Afghanistan is weeks way, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday, in a statement that frustrated some lawmakers awaiting a way forward in the United States’ longest war. “We are not winning Mattis: ‘We’re not winning in Afghanistan’ ..

Mattis: ‘We are not winning in Afghanistan,’ new strategy is weeks away

The Boston GlobeA new strategy for Afghanistan is weeks way, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday, in a statement that frustrated some lawmakers awaiting a way forward in the United States’ longest war. ”We are not winning McCain: ‘We Still Haven’t Got a Strategy for Afghanistan’ Under Trump ..