Exclusive: Trump’s defense chief open to first talks with Russian counterpart – sources

U.S. Secretary of Defence James Mattis addresses a press conference at the Ministry of Defence in Olso, Norway, July 14, 2018. Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is open to the possibility of the first talks since 2015 between the defense chiefs of the United States and Russia, a move that would deepen communication between Washington and Moscow, U.S. officials said. The possibility of talks surfaced after Monday‚Äôs controversial summit in Helsinki between U.S. […]

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