Video Report Above: What Did Mattis Accomplish in South America
By Kris Osborn - Warrior Maven Global Security
US Defense Secretary James Mattis is calling for massively stepped up military-to-military and security operations with Argentina as part of a broader US government effort to better combat illicit drug trafficking, cybercrime, money laundering and terrorist activity.
Making the first trip by a US Defense Secretary to Argentina since Sec. Donald Rumsfeld in 2005, Mattis asked the Argentinian Defense Minister for more “teamwork between soldiers, sailors and airmen of our two democracies.”
“I look forward to finding new ways to deepen our mutually beneficial defense relationship…. When trouble looms, whether a natural disaster or naval vessel in distress, you will find us stranding beside you,” Mattis said in a public appearance in Buenos Aires with Argentine Minister of Defense Oscar Aquad, according to a DoD transcript.
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