The former U.S. Secretary of defense Mattis had announced his resignation for the end of February. Now US President, Trump declared, to replace him in January by his Deputy. This will be "great".
US President Donald Trump wants to replace Secretary of defense James Mattis earlier than previously planned, after it was announced due to differences of opinion with him to his retreat.
Trump announced on Twitter, the former Deputy defense Minister, Patrick Shanahan will on 1. January, the leadership of the resort to take - so in the next few days. Mattis had to first pull the end of February and stressed that there should be enough time for the Transition.
"I'm pleased to announce that our very talented Deputy Minister of defence, Patrick Shanahan from 1. January 2019 carries the title of Acting Minister of defence," wrote Trump on Sunday in the short message service Twitter. "He will be great."Controversial withdrawal from Syria
Mattis had stated in a Letter to Trump, he'll resign because of the content differences of opinion with the President, among other things because of its course with international allies. Trump's controversial decision, all of the 2000 U.S. soldiers from Syria to deduct, played a crucial role in Mattis' step.
Mattis wanted to ensure an orderly Handover.
in Protest against the Syria decision, and the evaluation of Trumps, the terrorist militia "Islamic state" is defeated, said the U.S. special envoy for the Anti-IS coalition, Brett McGurk, to his early resignation. Instead, in February he differed already at 31. December from the office, informed the Ministry of foreign Affairs in Washington.
In another Tweet, Trump wrote a new telephone conversation with the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He had seeds with him on a "long" and "highly coordinated" withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria spoke. Trump, however, no exact period of time. The White house had initially spoken of from 30 to 60 days.the US envoy to Anti-IS coalition steps back, 22.12.2018 Mattis resigns, 21.12.2018 White house troop withdrawal from Syria, 19.12.2018 Atlas |USA |Washington D. C.