Defense Secretary James Mattis offers a message after the London attack: ‘We don’t scare’

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Monday that despite the recent terror attacks on London, the United States would not be scared off from standing with its allies in the fight against radical Islamic State terror, according to Reuters.

On Saturday, Islamists attacked London citizens by driving a van into a crowd on London Bridge and then stabbing restaurant patrons with knives. The attack on Saturday took seven  lives and wounded 48. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

Appearing in Sydney, Australia, alongside U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a joint meeting with their Australian counterparts, Mattis pledged U.S. support in combating global terrorism.

“We are united, as I said, in our resolve, even against an enemy that thinks by hurting us they can scare us,” Mattis said. “Well, we don’t scare.”


General Mattis’ remarks a couple of weeks ago when asked what keeps him up at night: