James Mattis

The Account of How We Nearly Caught Osama bin Laden in 2001
August 25, 2014

We nearly captured Osama bin Laden just three months after the September 11 attacks.

Intervention
March 07, 2011

As Americans became transfixed by the violence and chaos in Libya, calls for U.S. military action arose across the political spectrum. Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman, among others, advocated the creation of a no-fly zone and arming anti-government forces. Meanwhile, opponents of military action have warned that the use of force is almost never as easy, quick, or cheap as it first appears; Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and U.S. Central Command’s General James Mattis have noted that even establishing a no-fly zone would be difficult and dangerous.