Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Resigns, Sparks Concern On Both Sides

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After clashing with the president over two major recent military decisions - pulling troops out of Syria and reducing US military presence in Afghanistan - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has resigned suggesting in his letter that Trump appoint someone to the position "whose views better align with yours."

this move has sparked concern by both parties

Defence secretary resignation 'distressing'

Lawmakers across party lines are upset about General Mattis' departure from the Trump administration.

 ( source: US President Donald Drumpf speaks as Defense Secretary James Mattis (L) looks on )

US President Donald Drumpf speaks as Defense Secretary James Mattis (L) looks on

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