Posts tagged as Mattis

Gitanas Nauseda awards ex-Pentagon chief Mattis

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda awarded 34 Lithuanian and foreign nationals for their merits to Lithuania on Sunday when Lithuania marked its Independence Day. The awardees also included ex-US Defense Secretary James Mattis, as well as the archeologists who found the remains of the participants of the 1863-1864 uprising. “Thank you to those who brought into the daylight the remains of the participants of the 1863-1864 uprising and brought us back…

Mattis to step down as Pentagon chief, citing deep differences with Trump

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned Thursday as the Pentagon chief just one day after President Donald Trump abruptly announced he was pulling all American troops out of Syria against the advice of his top national security advisers. Mattis cited differences in views with the president in a resignation letter laced with criticism of Trump’s foreign policy. The letter was distributed by Pentagon officials moments after Trump announced Mattis’ impending “retirement,…

Coalition alters tactics in Afghanistan as casualties among local forces mount

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan is adjusting tactics to address mounting casualties among local security forces, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said this week. Mattis said the international coalition — which focuses on training, advising and assisting Afghan forces — had begun providing more support in other areas. He didn’t elaborate. “The Afghan army has taken severe casualties over the past year and a half,” Mattis told reporters Monday at the…