General, USMC, Marine Corps legend, former commander of CENTCOM

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You're a great example for our country right now, and it's got some problems. You know it, and I know it. It's got problems we don't have in the military. And you just hold the line, my fine soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines.

James Mattis

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1 month ago

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We believe they moved into that zone against the advice of the Russians.

James Mattis

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5 months ago

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The foreign fighters are the strategic threat should they return home to Tunis, to Kuala Lumpur, to Paris, to Detroit, wherever.

James Mattis

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5 months ago

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There has been no change to our rules of engagement, and there has been no change to our continued extraordinary efforts to avoid innocent civilian casualties.

James Mattis

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5 months ago

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We've been conducting military and diplomatic dialogues with the Turks and it was a very, very useful discussion today.

James Mattis

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5 months ago

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As far as the release of the American citizen, she was found innocent in the Egyptian courts, and appropriately she is returned home, we were happy to hear she was found innocent.

James Mattis

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6 months ago

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When you're in a conflict situation, you have got to leave initiative in the hands -- delegate initiative to those that you consider competent to do so to carry out the authorities that you're giving them.

James Mattis

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6 months ago

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The Syrian regime should think long and hard before it again acts so recklessly in violation of international law against the use of chemical weapons.

James Mattis

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6 months ago

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The intent was to stop the cycle of violence into an area that even in World War II chemical weapons were not used on battlefields, even in the Korean War, they were not used on battlefields. Since World War I, there has been an international convention on this and to stand idly by when the convention is violated -- that is what we had to take action on recently in our own vital interest.

James Mattis

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6 months ago

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I have personally reviewed the intelligence and there is no doubt The Syrian regime is responsible for the decision to attack and for the attack The Syrian regime.

James Mattis

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6 months ago

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Our priority remains the defeat of ISIS.

James Mattis

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6 months ago

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We met over several days and I spoke with some of our allies, the National Security Council considered the near century-old international prohibition against the use of chemical weapons. Defense Secretary James Mattis maintains The Syrian regime repeatedly and deliberately violated the international law. The Pentagon says the response was a retaliatory strike for Assad’s chemical attack on innocent civilians including children.

James Mattis

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6 months ago

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We look to engaging with Russia on a political or diplomatic level, but right now, Russia is choosing to be a strategic competitor.

James Mattis

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6 months ago

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Lack of respect for the dignity and humanity of fellow members of the Department of Defense is unacceptable and counter to unit cohesion, we will not excuse or tolerate such behavior if we are to uphold our values and maintain our ability to defeat the enemy on the battlefield.

James Mattis

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7 months ago

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