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US Defence Secretary

Saeed Naqvi | US doesn’t really want to know why it lost in Kabul

The macabre headlines about US Marines urinating on a pile of dead Afghans made Page One in many newspapers

09 Oct 2021 1:55 AM

Donald Trump fires Defence Secretary Mark Esper via Twitter

Trump's firing comes days after Esper in an interview told The Military Times that he was not a "yes man" for the president.

10 Nov 2020 11:49 AM

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis quits over policy dispute with Trump

Mattis told Trump deserved defence secretary 'whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects.'

21 Dec 2018 9:50 AM

US wanted increased military cooperation with India post-9/11 attack

The then US Defence Secretary memo of less than 10 words reflects how the 9/11 terrorist attack changed America's perception about India.

25 Jan 2018 12:32 PM

US defence secretary says US, India working to turn big words into pragmatic realities

Mattis said that India and the US now have a strategic convergence of two natural partners, the two largest democracies in the world.

05 Oct 2017 4:40 PM


Pentagon chief says no Indian troops in Afghan because of Pak considerations

The defence secretary insisted that an open border trade between India and Pakistan would help in bringing regional stability.

05 Oct 2017 11:08 AM

Hope India-US defence ties aid regional peace: China on Mattis' visit to New Delhi

China has a kept close watch on Mattis visit, which comes in the backdrop of New Delhi and Washington steadily stepping up defence ties.

28 Sep 2017 6:03 PM

US Defence Secy says denial of USD 350 million aid to Pak reality, not policy

Pakistan-based Haqqani network is blamed for a number of high-profile attacks on US and Western interests in war-torn Afghanistan.

22 Jul 2017 12:35 PM