The number of US diplomats in Syria has doubled as Islamic State fighters near a military defeat, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Tuesday.
The US does not seek war with North Korea but instead the dismantling of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said Friday in a brief address at Panmunjom village inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
The Pentagon has yet to decide how many more US troops to send to Afghanistan as it is still drawing up a plan, Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump committed the United States to an open-ended war there.
US President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday he has picked tough-talking retired general James Mattis to be his defence secretary as he soaked up adulation at a large Ohio rally where he pledged to unite the nation.
More than 1.2 million people in northeast India have been hit by floods which have submerged hundreds of villages, inundated large swathes of farmland and damaged roads, bridges and telecommunications services, local authorities said on Tuesday.