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We have had a consistent CT [counterterror] presence in the Philippines for fifteen years now.feedback
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Aug 07 2017 Iraq
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Jun 29 2017

The secretary is somebody who expresses his communications to others – whether it's diplomatically or to troops – he does it privately. He's not somebody who likes to be public on a lot of things.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Syria conflict

We have no information to corroborate those reports.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Syria conflict

We don't seek conflict with anyone other than ISIS.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Syria conflict

We prefer to keep this channel of communication open. We still maintain our end of it. I'll leave it to the Russians to state what they're doing.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Russia

Russia is certainly within its right to exercise within international airspace, but we want them to respect international standards for safety to prevent accidents. The vast majority of interactions we have, intercepts that occur when we fly and that are intercepted by the Russians are safe. This is an exception, not the norm, but we were again operating in international airspace and did nothing to provoke.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

Due to the high rate of speed, the poor control that the Russian pilot had of his aircraft during the intercept, the aircraft commander of the [US reconnaissance plane] RC 135 determined it to be unsafe. Such unsafe actions have the potential to cause serious harm and injury to all involved.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Syria conflict

Public statements aside, we have not seen the Russians do any actions that cause us concern. We continue to operate, making some adjustments for prudent measures.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

We don't rule out the option of doing so in the future. Ukraine has a right to defend itself against aggressive Russian actions, and we are deeply disturbed by violence in eastern Ukraine and will continue to hold Russia accountable to its Minsk commitments and US sanctions will remain until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered those.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Qatar

We have no plans to change our posture in Qatar.feedback

Jun 11 2017 - Afghanistan

We are investigating the circumstances of the combat deaths of the two Army Rangers in the beginning of what was an intense three-hour firefight.feedback

Jun 09 2017 - Qatar

While current operations from Al Udeid Air Base have not been interrupted or curtailed, the evolving situation is hindering our ability to plan for longer-term military operations. Qatar remains critical for coalition air operations in the fight against ISIS and around the region.feedback

May 30 2017 - ICBM

This is one element of a broader missile defense strategy that we can use to employ against potential threats.feedback

May 30 2017 - North Korea

The system that we test today is a developmental system that's being flown for the first time and we look forward to understanding the results so we continue to mature the system and stay ahead of the threat.feedback

May 26 2017 - Syria conflict

We are still assessing the results of those strikes. We take all allegations of civilian casualties seriously.feedback

May 25 2017 - South China Sea

We operate in the Asia-Pacific region on a daily basis, including in the South China Sea. We operate in accordance with international law.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - THAAD

It is moving very quickly, it will (have) initial operational capability very soon.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Afghanistan

War is a very difficult thing, in the heat of battle, in the fog of war the possibility always exists for friendly fire, and that may have been what happened here and that is what we are looking into with this investigation.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Afghanistan

We are investigating the circumstances of the combat deaths of the two Army Rangers in the beginning of what was an intense three-hour fire fight. It is possible these rangers were struck by friendly fire.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Afghanistan

Their identities, service, and unit affiliations are being withheld pending next of kin notification.feedback

Apr 07 2017

The intent was to deter the regime from doing this again. It will be the regime's choice if there's any more, and it will be based upon their conduct going forward.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Chemical weapons

We are assessing the results of the strike. Initial indications are that this strike has severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft and support infrastructure and equipment at Shayrat airfield, reducing the Syrian government's ability to deliver chemical weapons. The places we targeted were the things that made the airfield operate. It's the petroleum facilities, it's the aircraft radar, what they use for take-off and landing, as well as air-defence radar. It's the sites that are specific to making it operate, as well as hangars and aircraft themselves.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Somalia

Somali and AMISOM forces have already achieved significant success in recapturing territory from al-Shabaab, and additional U.S. support will help them increase pressure on al-Shabaab and reduce the risk to our partner forces when they conduct operations. We stand with the international community in supporting the Federal Government of Somalia as it strives to improve stability and security in Somalia.feedback

Mar 28 2017

Secretary Mattis was not involved in the hiring decision, and he was not involved with Mr. Cronin withdrawing.feedback

Mar 17 2017 - Aleppo

We struck a meeting of senior al Qaeda terrorists, some of these were likely high value individuals, we're currently assessing that.feedback

Mar 10 2017 - THAAD

Leaders change over time, that's not new.feedback

Mar 10 2017 - THAAD

We made an agreement with the Republic of Korea that this was a capability that they needed ... This is something that is needed militarily. That agreement was reached and we remain committed to delivering on it.feedback

Mar 08 2017 - Iran

We actually had seen quite an improvement in Iran's behavior until recently.feedback

Mar 06 2017 - Japan

There were four that landed. There may be a higher number of launches that we're not commenting on. But four landed and splashed in the Sea of Japan.feedback

Mar 03 2017 - Al-Qaeda

U.S. forces will continue to target AQAP militants and facilities in order to disrupt the terrorist organization's plots and, ultimately, to protect American lives.feedback

Mar 02 2017 - Al-Qaeda

We have U.S. Special Operations forces that go in and out of Yemen to assist our partner forces in fighting al-Qaeda.feedback

Feb 14 2017

It was their strike – they announced it. We don't have any information to corroborate it. Baghdadi is somebody we'd like to see meet his end, but we've not had any info to corroborate.feedback

Feb 13 2017

We are capable of defending against a North Korean ballistic missile attack and will take all necessary measures to deter and defeat threats to our and our allies' territories and citizens.feedback

Feb 07 2017 - Supreme Court

In light of the recent attacks, including today's attack against the Afghan Supreme Court, Secretary Mattis offered his condolences for the sacrifices of the Afghan people and commended President Ghani's unwavering commitment in the face of the enemy.feedback

Jan 30 2017 - Iraq

There are a number of people in Iraq who have worked for us in a partnership role, whether fighting alongside us or working as translators, often doing so at great peril to themselves.feedback

Jan 27 2017 - Syria conflict

Our department right now is tasked with one thing in Syria, and that is to degrade and defeat ISIS.feedback

Jan 23 2017 - NATO

The two leaders discussed the importance of our shared values, and the secretary emphasized that when looking for allies to help defend these values, the United States always starts with Europe. Both pledged to consult in the months to come and look forward to meeting in person during the NATO Defense Ministerial in February.feedback

Jan 20 2017 - Al-Qaeda

The removal of this training camp disrupts training operations and discourages hardline Islamist and Syrian opposition groups from joining or cooperating with al-Qaida on the battlefield.feedback

Jan 09 2017

This was an unsafe and unprofessional interaction.feedback

Jan 09 2017 - Iran

It's somewhat out of character, recently anyway, from what we've seen from Iran.feedback

Jan 09 2017 - Iran

"This was an unsafe and unprofessional interaction, and that is due to the fact that they were approaching at a high level of speed, with weapons manned, and disregarding repeated warnings,"feedback

Dec 16 2016 - Drones

It is ours. It's clearly marked as ours. We would like it back, and we would like this not to happen again.feedback

Dec 13 2016

They were working together to plot and facilitate attacks on Western targets at the time of the strike.feedback

Dec 13 2016 - Yemen

As of today our assistance continues. It's been very limited, consisting of refueling and limited advice on how to conduct strikes.feedback

Oct 24 2016

We take doing right by our service members very seriously, and the senior leadership of this department is looking very closely at this matter.feedback

Oct 11 2016 - Yemen

I'm not confirming that right now.feedback

Oct 11 2016 - Yemen

We are going to find out who did it and take action accordingly. Anybody who puts U.S. Navy ships at risk does so at their own peril.feedback

Oct 11 2016 - Yemen

Those things are things that we're looking at. We want very much to get to the bottom of what happened. We're going to find out who did this and we'll take action accordingly.feedback

Sep 28 2016

Now is a time for calm. I implore the community to be patient with us, work with us, look at the facts at hand before making any judgment.feedback

Sep 26 2016 - Chemical weapons

We recognize this is real. They're dead set on it. They would love to be able to use chemical weapons against us, against the Iraqis as they move forward. We are making every effort to make sure that we're ready for it.feedback

Sep 26 2016

It's not generally in a lethal concentration. It's more of an irritant than anything else, but again, not something we view as militarily significant.feedback

Sep 26 2016

We fully recognize this is something that ISIL has done before. They've done it many times, at least a couple dozen that we know of where they have launched crude makeshift munitions that are filled with this mustard agent.feedback

Sep 08 2016

However, we have concerns when there is an unsafe maneuver like this. These actions have the potential to unnecessarily escalate tensions, and could result in a miscalculation or accident.feedback

Sep 07 2016

U.S. Navy aircraft and ships routinely interact with Russian units in the area and most interactions are safe and professional.feedback

Aug 19 2016

The Syrian regime would be well advised not to interfere with coalition forces or our partners.feedback

Jun 01 2016 - Iraq

The Falluja offensive is tough ... They have faced a lot of heavy fighting in the past couple of days, machine gun fire, artillery fire, not to mention the constant threat of IEDs.feedback

Apr 05 2016

We know that they've said they have that capability, and we have to take them at their word. But we have not seen them demonstrate it, so we don't share that assessment necessarily but we do accept what they say as a threat we need to take as real.feedback

Jan 09 2016

Our only concern at this point, was community safety. We felt that the aggression of some – some of the protesters was escalating to the point where it was necessary to release some information.feedback

Dec 04 2015 - Sinai Peninsula

I think we're just going to look at the number of people we have there and see if there are functions that can be automated or done through remote monitoring.feedback

Dec 04 2015 - Wiretapping

What we are looking at is, this has been in existence for 30 years and the mission has remained largely unchanged. What we want to be able to do is look at the core things that that mission provides and see how we can leverage modern technologies, remote surveillance capabilities, etc., to be able to carry out that mission.feedback

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