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Trump Pentagon Chief Mattis Seeks to Reassure Allies on East Asia Trip

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis will seek to reassure allies worldwide they can still rely on an increasingly inward-focused U.S., as he heads to East Asia on the first overseas trip by a Trump administration cabinet member.   The retired Marine Corps general leaves Wednesday for South Korea and Japan — two of the U.S.’s closest

Trump’s Pentagon choice says U.S. needs to be ready to confront Russia

WASHINGTON, Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Pentagon put Russia at the top of a list of threats to U.S. interests on Thursday and told Congress that America must be ready to confront Moscow where necessary, even as he backed Trump’s bid for better relations. The remarks by retired Marine General James Mattis were the

Trump Pentagon likely to abandon social experiments for core mission under Mattis

The Pentagon could be poised for a rapid about-face under the Trump administration, with the Obama administration’s push for social reform surrendering to what could be an old-school emphasis on combat readiness and the spirit of the United States military, experts told Under President Obama, the military sought to integrate transgender persons into the