president Donald Trump administration is in once again the door, when defense minister James Mattis , 68, will leave the end of the year in the mission.
Trump told the Twitter account Mattis to retire, but the defense minister of the self-design a redundancy erokirjeessään in a slightly different way.
Erokirjeessään Mattis told the redundancy is due to different views of the Trump.Mattis differences Trump with rumored for several months. EPA/AOP
Has been privileged to serve our country as secretary of defense-defense of our citizens and our country's ideals together in defense of our land by men and women.
I Am proud of what we have achieved over the last two years and head of strategy our main objective. We are järkevöitä form of defense used in the budget and improved our forces to readiness. In addition, we have restructured the ministry of defence management activities. Our troops continue their work in conflict prevention and the United states a strong international role in maintaining.
I think the Us strength as a nation has always been the fact that we have a unique and comprehensive relationship with allies and partners. Although the Us role in the free world can not be replaced, nor can we defend our values without a strong alliance relationships. We must also show respect for our allies. Like you, I also have said since the beginning that the United states armed forces role is not to police the world. Instead, we will use all our resources for the common defense strengthening and the action of the alliance relationships to the maintenance of. Nato 29 member states have shown their strengths in fighting alongside the United states on September 11. the day after the terrorist attacks. Isis's defeat in the 74-country coalition is still a better example of good cooperation.
Equally, I believe that we must resolutely and always approachable also to those states with which our relations are energized and whose strategic objectives differ from our own. It is obvious that, for example, China and Russia want to edit the world consistently authoritarian direction by using, for example, a veto on the economy, diplomacy and defence-related decisions. Thus, these countries hold on to their own interests with other neighbors at the expense of, namely the United states and U.s. allies. This is why we need to use all our resources for the common defense strengthening.
from my point of view allies should be treated with respect, and the United states should be told as transparently as possible their own strategic objectives, also to its competitors - as we have done for over 40 decades. We must do all we can to promote it in the international order, which is vital to our security, our success and our values in terms of. These efforts we must also strengthen by being in solidarity with our allies.
I think you have the right to get yourself a defense minister whose views are congruent own line with those. Therefore, I believe that I must step aside. Officially my term of office ends on February 28. day, the in order successor for the selection and strengthening of sufficient time, and that the successor get enough of a comprehensive understanding of the ministry's objectives as well as the Us congress meetings, and the February Nato meeting. In addition, the new defence minister, a change is made as seamlessly as possible so that the ministry's actions compromised the September the United states armed forces, the general staff of the chairman of the exchange in September.
I promise to do my best to try to ensure that this change happens as smoothly as so that 2.15 million employed in the military and the ministry of 732 079 employee needs are taken into account so that they can perform round-the-clock, demanding protection for the task.
I Appreciate the opportunity to serve our great nation, and I respect all of you men and women in uniform.
Updated story 23.12. at 23:02.