New Pentagon Chief To Visit Japan, South Korea Next Month

New Pentagon chief to visit Japan, South Korea next month

WASHINGTON, , (Pakistan Point News - APP - 25th Jan, 2017 ) - US Defense Secretary James Mattis plans to travel to Japan and South Korea next month on his first trip as the Pentagon's new chief, a spokesman said Wednesday. "General Mattis plans to visit Japan and Korea in early February," Pentagon spokesman Gary Ross said. In choosing Japan and South Korea for his first overseas visit, Mattis is singling out two longstanding allies worried about the direction of US policy in their region under President Donald Trump. During the campaign, Trump threatened to withdraw US forces from the two countries if they did not step up their financial support.