US Defense Secretary James Mattis left a stark message for his successor in his resignation letter: Wake up and smell the threat

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James Mattis, the US defense secretary is resigning from the Trump administration. His pending departure could create a vacuum of experience at the highest levels of US domestic and foreign policy. In his resignation letter on Thursday, Mattis chided President Donald Trump, saying the US should be “treating allies with respect,” and also be “clear eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors.” But it was his warning and his clarity about the growing great-power threat that Trump will be hoping the new secretary studies closely.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis announced his resignation from the Trump administration on Thursday, setting in motion the end of what has been a tumultuous tenure working with President Donald Trump.

In his resignation letter, Mattis told Trump, without saying his name, that the president has a “right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned” with his own.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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