The man who led the Department of Defense for the first two years of the Trump administration will wrap up his tenure early next year. Retired Marine General James Mattis will leave his berth by February 28, 2019. Mattis, who retired from the Marine Corps in 2013, received a special congressional waiver to serve as defense secretary.
President Trump characteristically announced the retirement in a pair of tweets, followed by a full acceptance word from Mattis.
Defense Secretary James Mattis has resigned. Here’s the symbol: pic.twitter.com/ e2PulyXpXZ
— Elizabeth McLaughlin (@ Elizabeth_McLau) December 20, 2018
In the word, Mattis alludes to his fundamental ideological gaps with Trump in passing the U.S. and interacting with its friends 😛 TAGEND
” My deems of treating allies as regards the topic and also being clear-eyed about both malign performers and strategic entrants are strongly accommodated and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues ,” Mattis writes.
” Because “youve had” the right to have a secretary of defense whose scenes are better aligned with yours … I believe it is right in order to be allowed to step down from my sentiment .”
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