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Trump spoiled Mattis the orderly resignation

After the resignation announcement by U.S. Secretary of defense James Mattis for February, announced President Donald Trump, to replace him for the year, for th

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Trump spoiled Mattis the orderly resignation

After the resignation announcement by U.S. Secretary of defense James Mattis for February, announced President Donald Trump, to replace him for the year, for the time being, by Deputy Patrick Shanahan. He was making "our very talented Deputy Minister of defense," Shanahan from 1. January the acting Minister of defense, informed Trump on Sunday on Twitter.

trump sent his announcement on Sunday, after the "New York Times" had reported with reference to government sources, the US President is considering to terminate the Secretary of defense. As a reason, the newspaper called, that Trump was angry because Mattis' letter of resignation from the US-has been interpreted in the media as a rebuke to the address of Trumps.

"you have a right to a defense Minister, whose views are more in your line." James Mattis

Now, is this impression, however, difficult to, called Mattis on Thursday in his resignation letter, however, Express differences in terms of content as reason for his decision. The Minister of defence described in the Letter first of all, several of Trump apparently divergent points of view. So it was, for example, "always" his "basic beliefs" that "our strength as a Nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships," says Mattis.

After several such points concluded Mattis: "Because you have a right to a defense Minister, whose views on these and other questions on your line, I believe it is right to resign." Mattis had announced his resignation for the end of February, to allow sufficient time for an orderly Transition. (Here is a Translation of Mattis' resignation letter.)

A day earlier, Trump had announced a surprise withdrawal of US army from Syria. This is not met only in the case of the USA's allies in the fight against IS a lack of understanding, but also in the United States is highly controversial.

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Created: 23.12.2018, 18:07 PM

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