NATO Chief Lists Benefits of Alliance to United States

By Jim Garamone September 15, 2018 – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is as important to the United States as it is to Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said here at the Heritage Foundation yesterday. The NATO chief spoke at the foundation following talks with U.S. security officials. In his remarks, he stressed the importance of the nearly 70-year-old organization to America. The alliance has guaranteed peace and stability in Europe since it was founded in 1949, Stoltenberg said. NATO was a response to aggression from the Soviet Union…

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Mattis Reaffirms US Commitment to NATO

By Cheryl Pellerin February 16, 2017 – NATO arose out of strategic necessity and the alliance must evolve in response to the new strategic reality, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today during a press conference after the Defense Ministerial meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Mattis is traveling in Europe this week on his second international trip as secretary. After leaving Brussels, Mattis will travel to the Munich Security Conference in Germany where he will hold a series of meetings with key international counterparts. During the press conference the secretary…

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Mattis Takes Oath as 26th Defense Secretary

January 23, 2017 – By a 98-1 vote, the Senate confirmed retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to be the 26th secretary of defense Jan. 20, and Vice President Michael R. Pence administered his oath of office shortly afterward. R. Pence administered his oath of office shortly afterward. Mattis is the first retired general officer to hold the position since General of the Army George C. Marshall in the early 1950s. Congress passed a waiver for the retired four-star general to serve in the position, because law requires former service…

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