Mattis Talks Regional Security at NATO Defense Ministers Meeting

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, speaks with U.S. Secretary for Defense Jim Mattis during a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his NATO counterparts start two days of talks in Brussels looking to expand the military alliance’s command structure and drum up more troop contributions for Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

November 8, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Defense Secretary James Mattis joins other allied defense ministers in Brussels to assess and discuss the situation in North Korea and Afghanistan.

During the two day meeting, Mattis will decide whether to approve the North Atlantic Command.

The new regional base and its forces would focus on keeping Atlantic shipping lanes safe from enemy submarines.

Meanwhile, NATO’s chief says the alliance has been making significant progress adapting to the changing security landscape.

“Today, we will take decisions on the next steps in our deterrence and defense to ensure that we have a command structure fit for changing times, that we can reinforce our forces quickly and effectively, and that our cyber defenses are even more robust,” stated NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

The secretary general says the 29 member alliance will increase the number of troops in Afghanistan by next year in order to send a message to the Taliban.

  • eladtoor

    When Mattis talks “Regional Security” he means keeping US in perpetual war, and always starting/instigating new ones, so he can keep his job. If a new settlement were to appear on the moon, he’d blast it with a missile, and send SEALS to ‘secure’ it.
    He thinks those bedbugs that are chewing on his butt were sent by ‘ISIS’.

  • Billy Bob!

    F NATO! F the globalists!

  • landy fincannon

    Mattis is an ex Bilderburg attendee so, his loyalties are suspect. IMHO

    • Janelle

      Where is the info on that group?

      • landy fincannon

        That’s just it , no one reveals anything except through a press release.
        Certainly one of the most secretive meetings in this day in time.

        This rivals the meeting on Jekyll Isle Ga prior to the Federal Reserve Act of 1913

        • Janelle

          I wondered…..have never been able to locate any worthwhile information.

        • HarryObrian

          Secretively useless and corrupt, as NATO truly is.

          • landy fincannon


      • landy fincannon

        Thanks, for taking the abuse on the Hill, because I know you have. LOL

        • Janelle

          I occasionally knee a few nitwits in the groin on the Hill when in the mood, Landy!

          • landy fincannon

            I’ve been on the receiving end of their vitriol, myself. From time to time.

          • Janelle

            Am currently batting around one now who is more than a bit of an idiot.

      • mark abby

        Google it. You can see who members are. But, don’t be surprised on who is/ was a member

        • Janelle

          Mark, I take everything with a grain of salt these days.

    • Donald York

      Is this something you know, or; something you THINK you know?

      • landy fincannon

        Nope, its a fact. I’m sure you’ll find it in search engine.

        BTW, Donald has appointed from the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and who could forget the numerous Goldman $ posers.

      • landy fincannon

        Disappointing, I know.

      • landy fincannon

        I’m thinking you didn’t follow up, did you?

    • Letmesay

      Where is the info on ex Bilderburg…just point way…