Trump announces the departure of Mattis from the US Department of Defense

Trump announces the departure of Mattis from the US Department of Defense



US President Donald Trump announced today that Secretary of Defense General James Mattis will step down at the end of February.

"General Jim Mattis will retire, with distinction, at the end of February, after serving in my Administration as Secretary of Defense for the last two years," Trump said on Twitter.

The president made this announcement after the US reported yesterday of the withdrawal of US troops from Syria.

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