BREAKING: Defense Secretary James Mattis is Leaving the Trump Administration

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Posted: Dec 20, 2018 5:30 PM
BREAKING: Defense Secretary James Mattis is Leaving the Trump Administration

UPDATE: Here is Mattis' resignation letter. In it, he details serious differences with President Trump on global views and approach to foreign policy. 

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President Trump announced Thursday afternoon Secretary of Defense James Mattis will be leaving his position at the beginning of next year.

The move comes less than 24-hours after President Trump announced U.S. troops will be leaving Syria, a decision Mattis, along with a number of other military leaders, strongly disagrees with.

Meanwhile, President Trump is also working on a troop draw down in Afghanistan.

No word yet on Mattis' replacement.