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    US Defense Secretary to Attend NATO Ministerial, Munich Security Conference

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    The US Department of Defense announced that James Mattis would attend a NATO event in Brussels, Belgium and a security conference in Munich, Germany.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Defense Secretary James Mattis will attend a NATO event in Brussels, Belgium and a security conference in Munich, Germany next week, the US Department of Defense announced in a press release.

    "Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will embark on his second trip as secretary Feb. 14 to attend a NATO Defense Ministerial and the Munich Security Conference," the release stated on Friday.

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