The U.S. will seek reimbursement for $331 million from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Mattis argued that acting to punish Saudi Arabia now could derail the latest effort to convene peace talks on Yemen.
The Saudi-led coalition striking Houthi rebels in Yemen is losing roughly one to two tankers worth of U.S. fuel per day.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saudi help was vital to his efforts to jump-start peace talks on Yemen.
Saudi-led military operations are "increasingly confining populations and cutting off exit routes."
"We've got to replace combat with compromise," the defense secretary said.
As of Aug. 31, Air Force tankers had conducted 2,919 sorties and offloaded 92.3 million pounds of fuel to coalition fighters.
Gen. Joseph Votel said working with Saudi Arabia has proven successful even as the civil war in Yemen has continued on.
A video has surfaced showing the Houthi Navy celebrating what appears to be a captured U.S. Navy underwater drone.
U.S. Central Command did not give any details on when and where the ground attacks were carried out.
Police said Ajmal Amani, 41, was holding a knife with a 6-inch blade.
New Zealand froze most port calls by U.S. Navy ships in 1985.
The deadline to be vaccinated is Dec. 15 for active-duty soldiers and June 30 for Reserve and Army National Guard troops.
Since World War II, the U.S. has treated the Marshall Islands, along with Micronesia and Palau, much like territories.
Philippine forces use a grounded warship, the BRP Sierra Madre, as an outpost on the submerged but strategic shoal.