James Mattis

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks during the 2018 POW/MIA National Recognition Day Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington.
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December 23, 2018 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Irritated with the criticism and fallout from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' resignation, President Donald Trump on Sunday pushed the Pentagon chief out the door two months earlier than planned, an acrimonious end to a tense relationship that had been eroding in recent months. In a...
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis
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December 21, 2018 - 8:09 am
(CNN) — Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned Thursday , a day after President Donald Trump's plans to withdraw troops from Syria became public. Read his letter below: ___ Dear Mr. President: I have been privileged to serve as our country's 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve...
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President Donald Trump announced on Friday he ordered strikes on the Syrian regime.
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April 14, 2018 - 7:05 am
By Zachary Cohen and Kevin Liptak WASHINGTON, DC (CNN) -- The US, UK and France launched strikes against targets at three sites in Syria in the early hours of Saturday morning, following a week of threats of retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians in the Damascus enclave of...
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United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis listens to President Donald j. Trump speak during a luncheon with the Baltic States Heads of Government at The White House in Washington, DC, April 3, 2018.
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April 13, 2018 - 1:43 pm
By Kevin Liptak WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) -- Top military officials, including Defense Secretary James Mattis, warned President Donald Trump during an afternoon meeting Thursday that he risks escalating US involvement in Syria if he goes forward with the type of aggressive bombing campaign he has...
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