Sydney Morning Herald: US Secretary of Defence James Mattis says North Korea is the region's 'most urgent threat'
US Secretary of Defence James Mattis has warned North Korea is the "most urgent threat" to Australia's regional security and foreshadowed an increased US defence force presence in the Asia-Pacific region as he prepared to land in Sydney on Monday.
Mr Mattis praised Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for his "dogmatic pragmatism" and his optimism to challenges in the region, before meetings with Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, Defence Minister Marise Payne and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson next week.
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