• Trump's move to pull US troops out of Syria was reportedly the final straw for Mattis

    5 monthes ago - By Chron

    Reuters
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who announced his resignation from the Trump administration on Thursday, is reportedly leaving because President Donald Trump refused to heed his warnings about withdrawing US troops from Syria.
    Trump said a day earlier that he intends to pull American troops out of Syria, saying that ISIS militants had been defeated there.
    Mattis' resignation letter is a sharp rebuke of Trump's policies.
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis is resigning, reportedly because the president refused to heed his warnings on withdrawing US troops from Syria.
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  • Some US allies may not be 'freaking out' over Mattis' sudden exit

    Some US allies may not be 'freaking out' over Mattis' sudden exit

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced his resignation Thursday, saying he would leave his post at the end of February.
    After two years of President Donald Trump, some foreign officials may now think trouble can be avoided, even without Mattis' influence.
    But Mattis was still held in high regard, and his exit will do little to reassure those concerned about the Trump administration.
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' sudden resignation Thursday comes a day after President Donald Trump announced a US withdrawal from Syria - which reportedly prompted Mattis' resignation - and hours after...
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  • One striking image shows the Marine Corps generals who will have left the Trump administration, after the president praised their service

    One striking image shows the Marine Corps generals who will have left the Trump administration, after the president praised their service

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump once boasted that his administration was staffed by notable members of the US armed forces.
    Those service members will soon be leaving his administration.
    The latest former Marine Corps general who will have voluntarily left the administration is Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
    US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' upcoming departure from the Trump administration was largely expected in the near term, but his official resignation letter on Thursday still shook Washington, DC, and caught defense officials and lawmakers off guard.
    The news follows a series of departures from...
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  • Trump's move to pull US troops out of Syria was reportedly the final straw for Mattis

    Trump's move to pull US troops out of Syria was reportedly the final straw for Mattis

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    US Defense Secretary James Mattis, who announced his resignation from the Trump administration on Thursday, is reportedly leaving because President Donald Trump refused to heed his warnings about withdrawing US troops from Syria.
    Trump said a day earlier that he intends to pull American troops out of Syria, claiming that Islamic State militants had been defeated there. Lawmakers and foreign-policy officials have roundly contested Trump's claim.
    Mattis' resignation letter is a scathing rebuke of Trump's policies.
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis is resigning, reportedly because the...
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  • Trump Once Called Them ‘My Generals.' After Mattis Resigns, They'll All Be Gone

    5 monthes ago - By Fortune

    President Donald Trump once called the array of high-ranking military officers he appointed in his administration “my generals.” With Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis submitting his resignation letter on Dec. 20, by the time it takes effect at the end of February, all of Trump's generals are gone.
    Trump's appointment of a set of generals to cabinet and national security positions initially raised concerns about the militarization of civilian government. in fact, each general required a congressional waiver to serve in the executive branch. Trump appeared to make the selections out of a...
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  • Defense Secretary James Mattis steps down

    5 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    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 post 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 resignation letter from Mattis.
    Defense Secretary James Mattis has resigned. Here's the letter: pic.twitter.com/e2PulyXpXZ
    - Elizabeth McLaughlin December 20...
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  • Read Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' full resignation letter to Trump

    Read Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' full resignation letter to Trump

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is stepping down, and his resignation letter released on Thursday offers some insight about what motivated his decision.
    "Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position," he continued.
    Read the full letter below.
    December 20, 2018
    Dear Mr. President:
    I have been privileged to serve as our country's 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of our...
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  • The incredible career of Jim Mattis, the legendary Marine general turned defense secretary who just quit the Trump administration

    The incredible career of Jim Mattis, the legendary Marine general turned defense secretary who just quit the Trump administration

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has achieved a legendary status on par with the heroes of the US Military's past.
    Stories of his achievements and sayings are told in the same way that Patton, Pershing, Marshall, and MacArthur. He is widely viewed as above politics - a man dedicated to his job and his country.
    In his 44 years of service, Mattis rose through the ranks of the military to the very top. He has received numerous colorful nicknames - most notably "Mad Dog" and "Warrior Monk" - and made a number of memorable statements that will likely be quoted by service members for a long time...
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  • Lawmakers express 'great sadness' and concern over the state of Trump's administration following Mattis resignation

    Lawmakers express 'great sadness' and concern over the state of Trump's administration following Mattis resignation

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump announced the retirement of Defense Secretary James Mattis on Thursday.
    Mattis' February departure comes at a time when Republicans are increasingly furious with many of Trump's military policy proposals, such as the withdrawal of US troops from Syria.
    Mattis cited significant differences with the president as a reason for his resignation.
    Defense Secretary James Mattis will step down from his post in February, President Donald Trump announced on Thursday, bringing an end to yet another cabinet official's tenure during the past two years.
    Mattis expressed...
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  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Sends Letter to President Trump, Resigning His Cabinet Post

    5 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sent a letter to President Trump on Thursday announcing his resignation, effective the end of February. The news comes one day after Trump's abrupt decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria -claiming to have defeated ISIS in the country-a move that went against what his senior advisors, including Mattis.
    President Donald Trump called Mattis' departure a retirement in a tweet and praised Mattis for his service. Senior advisor Stephen Miller later told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on air that Mattis had retired.
    ...equipment. General Mattis was a great help to me in getting...
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  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis quits, says his views aren't 'aligned' with Trump as president upends major US policies

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis quits, says his views aren't 'aligned' with Trump as president upends major US policies

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    US Secretary of Defense James Mattis is resigning, effective at the end of February.
    President Donald Trump announced that Mattis is retiring in a series of tweets late Thursday.
    While the president said that Mattis is retiring, Mattis resigned because he felt that Trump need a secretary of defense whose views were more closely aligned with those of the president.
    President Donald Trump announced via Twitter late Thursday that Secretary of Defense James Mattis will be stepping down at the end of February.
    "General Jim Mattis will be retiring, with distinction, at the end of February, after...
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  • 17 of the most legendary quotes from James Mattis, the four-star Marine general who just resigned as Trump's Defense Secretary

    17 of the most legendary quotes from James Mattis, the four-star Marine general who just resigned as Trump's Defense Secretary

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    James Mattis announced his resignation as President Donald Trump's Defense Secretary on December 20.
    The four-star Marine general served in Trump's Cabinet for the first two years of his administration.
    An intellectual man, he has amusing, enlightening, and often funny quotes.
    Defense Secretary James Mattis was legendary long before he agreed to join President Donald Trump's Cabinet .
    The retired four-star general spent 44 years in the US Marine Corps, working his way up to Commander of US Central Command.
    He's been called "Mad Dog" Mattis , "Warrior Monk" , and is beloved and respected by...
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