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Mattis Begins Overseas Trip to Strengthen Partnerships

Mattis Begins Overseas Trip to Strengthen Partnerships

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis is in Oman’s capital of Muscat on the first leg of an overseas trip designed to strengthen partnerships. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, right, speaks with reporters during a flight to Muscat, Oman, March 11, 2018. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith News Conference Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, right, speaks with reporters during a flight to Muscat, Oman, March 11, 2018. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith Download Image Image details page Cohesion is critical to maintaining stability in the Persian Gulf region, Mattis told reporters aboard an aircraft en route to Oman. The secretary noted that building stronger partnerships and allies is the National Defense Strategy ’s No. 2 line of effort. “It’s a steady, consistent line of effort,” he added. Sultan’s Views The Gulf Cooperation Council’s unity has been “strained, to put it ...

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