Defense Secretary James Mattis Visits Silicon Valley Amid Tensions With N. Korea

He said it would grow in importance under the Trump administration as he highlighted how vital Silicon Valley was national defense

He said it would grow in importance under the Trump administration as he highlighted how vital Silicon Valley was national defense

Speaking at an event in California yesterday, Mattis said his mission and responsibility was to have military options ready "should they be needed" but stressed the United States effort is now focused on diplomacy.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has kicked off his first official tech outreach program with a tour of Amazon's headquarters with Trump nemesis Jeff Bezos. ABC7 News has been included among a select number of news organizations to meet with the secretary this afternoon in Mountain View.

"A pleasure to host #SecDef James Mattis at Amazon HQ in Seattle today", Bezos wrote in a tweet. The facility fosters partnerships between The U.S. Department of Defense and Technology companies in Silicon Valley to speed up the development of urgent solutions the military needs. "However, right now, Secretary Tillerson, Ambassador Haley, you can see the American effort is diplomatically led, it has diplomatic traction, it is gaining diplomatic results". "I don't want to, but if we have to, we'll go to war".

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In late July, Trump lashed out at Bezos and the Washington Post, which is owned by Bezos, due to the Post's criticism of his handling of a Central Intelligence Agency program that supplied weapons to Syrian rebels.

'Amazon is getting away with murder tax-wise, ' he told Fox News previous year, claiming that Bezos 'is using the Washington Post for power so that the politicians in Washington don't tax Amazon like they should be taxed'.

The Post, in return, published an embarrassing story revealing a framed TIME magazine cover featuring Trump, hung at several of the president's golf courses and other properties, is a Photoshopped fake.

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They may be all smiles during the tour, but Mattis' boss, President Trump, and Bezos, are far from friendly.

"To me it is honestly just noise", Michael Lippert, the manager of Baron Funds Portfolio, which owns shares of Amazon, said, CNBC reported. In addition to Amazon, Mattis is due to visit Google's main campus as well as Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental, or DIUx, both in Silicon Valley.

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