Mattis to say U.S. must confront Russian behavior, but open to engagement

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 12, 2017 9:41 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis will say on Thursday that the United States must confront Russian behavior when it is contrary to the interests of the United States.

Mattis, in a written response to the Senate Armed Services Committee considering his nomination, however added that he supported Trump's "desire to engage with Russia."

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