Skip to comments.Defense Secretary James Mattis to retire at the end of February, Trump says
Posted on 12/20/2018 2:42:05 PM PST by Trump_the_Evil_Left
President Trump said Thursday evening that Defense Secretary James Mattis will be retiring in February, in a shock announcement adding to the list of the president's outgoing Cabinet members after his second year in office.
Mattis will step down "with distinction" after serving in his role for two years, the president said on Twitter.
"During Jims tenure, tremendous progress has been made, especially with respect to the purchase of new fighting equipment," Trump tweeted. "General Mattis was a great help to me in getting allies and other countries to pay their share of military obligations. A new Secretary of Defense will be named shortly. I greatly thank Jim for his service!"
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MSM wants to claim “shock” announcement, but it is the end o 2nd yr of Trump’s term and many presidents have some cabinet turnover by 2 yrs in. Not sure yet if there is any “shock” at all... unless Mattis makes a fuss on the way out.
i have always felt quite secure with Gen Mattis. he is capable, tough, discreet and no-nonsense. sorry he is going.
But will his trannys stay?
Is Mick Mulvaney going to take on this role too, in addition to OMB and COS?
plus he’s 68 yrs old.
The week before my two sons had the crucible at MCRD Mattis was on the hill handing out EGAs.
They missed him by one week. They were disappointed but the recruits were all inspired by him. One year ago next week actually. Wow the time fly’s by........
The question is will our Warriors continue to be railroaded for doing their jobs by deep state Obama holdovers in the U.S. government.
Im sorry he is going but I think 17 years in Afghanistan, Iraq and now Syria is enough. Something big is about to happen with Turkey and I think POTUS wants our troops out of there.
One of the problems with the pentagon is they are perfectly happy with ongoing wars.
Maybe Mike Pompeo!!
(he could complete a brilliant trifecta of CIA-State-Pentagon)
Trump is reducing troops in Afghanistan.
Read his letter. He resigned because trump is entitled to a secy who agrees with him, etc
Sorry, but what did he actually DO to improve the military experience for the troops? He oversaw the expenditure of a lot of taxpayer dollars buying new stuff and talked tough but we still seem to have a military that is a social experiment first and a fighting force next.
Mattie is a pussy. Cant believe he is bailing.
He should stay and follow CIC orders like a real Marine.
has the general spoken up on the military building the wall?
Mick Mulvaney is capable of handling all Cabinet positions simultaneously. We need no other Cabinet. ;)
yes, I just posted a link to the Mattis resignation letter, thx
Clearly it is over some disagreement(s) in policy, maybe as rumored views about Syria, Afghanistan....
He’s going to go home and dance around in a tutu and eat chocolate.
Reading between the lines sounds to me like Mattis is pissed about the end of neocon leadership.
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