Here are the 10 best photos from Jim Mattis’ recent travels overseas, including a surprise trip to Iraq | American Military News

Here are the 10 best photos from Jim Mattis’ recent travels overseas, including a surprise trip to Iraq

Here are the 10 best photos from Jim Mattis’ recent travels overseas, including a surprise trip to Iraq Featured Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis talks with U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, during a flight in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to Jordan, Turkey and Ukraine to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to strategic partnerships. During this recent trip, he also made a surprise visit to Iraq.

Mattis will meet with leaders to discuss Jordan’s contribution to the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), America’s commitment to Turkey as a NATO partner, and the U.S. commitment to restore Ukraine sovereignty and strengthen the defense partnership between the two nations.

Mattis is visiting Jordan and Ukraine for the first time as defense secretary.

These are the 10 best photos from his travels.

In Turkey:

Screen Shot 2017 08 24 at 1.24.12 PM - Here are the 10 best photos from Jim Mattis' recent travels overseas, including a surprise trip to Iraq

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with Turkey’s Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli while in Ankara, Turkey, Aug. 23, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

Nuts, anyone?

Screen Shot 2017 08 24 at 1.25.59 PM - Here are the 10 best photos from Jim Mattis' recent travels overseas, including a surprise trip to Iraq

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with Turkey’s Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli while in Ankara, Turkey, Aug. 23, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

In Iraq:

Screen Shot 2017 08 24 at 1.26.56 PM - Here are the 10 best photos from Jim Mattis' recent travels overseas, including a surprise trip to Iraq

Secretary of Defense Jim MattisSecretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with Iraq’s Kurdish Regional President Masoud Barzani during a visit to Erbil, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

In Iraq:

Screen Shot 2017 08 24 at 1.23.04 PM - Here are the 10 best photos from Jim Mattis' recent travels overseas, including a surprise trip to Iraq

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks with Qubad Talabani, the deputy prime minister of the Kurdistan region, at the Erbil International Airport in Erbil, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

In Iraq:

Screen Shot 2017 08 24 at 1.28.33 PM - Here are the 10 best photos from Jim Mattis' recent travels overseas, including a surprise trip to Iraq

Secretary of Defense Jim MattisSecretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with Iraq’s Kurdish Regional President Masoud Barzani during a visit to Erbil, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

In Iraq:

Screen Shot 2017 08 24 at 1.21.39 PM - Here are the 10 best photos from Jim Mattis' recent travels overseas, including a surprise trip to Iraq

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with Iraq’s Kurdish Regional President Masoud Barzani during a visit to Erbil, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

In Iraq:

Screen Shot 2017 08 24 at 1.18.44 PM - Here are the 10 best photos from Jim Mattis' recent travels overseas, including a surprise trip to Iraq

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with Arfan al-Hayali, Iraq’s minister of defense, during a visit to Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

In Iraq:

Screen Shot 2017 08 24 at 1.29.37 PM - Here are the 10 best photos from Jim Mattis' recent travels overseas, including a surprise trip to Iraq

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with Arfan al-Hayali, Iraq’s minister of defense, during a visit to Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

In Iraq:

Screen Shot 2017 08 24 at 1.17.28 PM - Here are the 10 best photos from Jim Mattis' recent travels overseas, including a surprise trip to Iraq

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with Arfan al-Hayali, Iraq’s minister of defense, during a visit to Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

Your U.S. Defense Secretary:

Screen Shot 2017 08 24 at 1.13.10 PM - Here are the 10 best photos from Jim Mattis' recent travels overseas, including a surprise trip to Iraq

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis talks with U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, during a flight in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

[revad2]