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U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Ukraine's Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak walk past honour guards during a welcoming ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine August 24, 2017.

The incredible career of Jim Mattis, the legendary Marine general turned defense secretary

Jim Mattis is known as a "Warrior Monk" and "Mad Dog." Here's a look at his 44 years of service.

11 books the US Army’s top officer recommends to help understand the world

The US Army's professional reading list is meant to help soldiers and civilians understand the service and the role of land power in conflict.
President Donald Trump.

Trump says the US ‘will take care of’ North Korea’s latest ICBM launch

President Donald Trump said that North Korea's latest ICBM was "a situation that we will handle," and that "nothing changed."

The top 10 most important things in the world right now

Everything you need to know on Wednesday, November 1.
Nigerien soldiers train with US Marines on March 12, 2006.

This timeline shows how the Niger ambush that left 4 American Green Berets dead unfolded

A terrorist attack in Niger that left four US soldiers dead sparked a national controversy. Here's a timeline of what we know about how the incident unfolded.

There are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding an ambush in Niger that left 4 US soldiers dead

Following the deaths of four US soldiers in Niger earlier in October, several questions remain unanswered, spurring lawmakers to press the White House.

Trump reportedly ‘threw a fit’ when Mattis and Tillerson told him to keep the US in the Iran deal

President Donald Trump was infuriated when his top advisers pressured him to recertify the Iran nuclear deal in July.

Trump on chief of staff John Kelly: He’ll be here for the next 7 years

The president made the comment as rumors of Kelly's potential departure from the administration grew louder.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during a briefing.

White House fires back at top GOP senator’s scorching criticism: ‘I think the president is the one that’s keeping the world from cha...

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker suggested Trump's top advisors "help separate our country from chaos." The White House responded to the veiled insult.

Mattis hints at secret ‘kinetic’ military options for North Korea

According to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the Pentagon has a few tricks up its sleeve that wouldn't involve the decimation of Seoul.