American Secretary of Defense Mattis continued his meetings with foreign defense officials on Thursday, this time meeting with Norwegian Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide at the Pentagon. Mattis used the meeting as an opportunity to praise the longstanding defense partnership the United States has maintained with Norway, and to reaffirm the two nations’ mutual commitment to the defense of one another.
“Your country is recognized as a front-line member of the coalition to defeat ISIS—our boys serving alongside each other down there—and we appreciate the contributions of your special operations forces and your training team. We’re keenly aware of what you’re doing,” Mattis said.
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