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US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to quit

Staff Writer | December 20, 2018
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will be retiring "with distinction" at the end of February, President Donald Trump announced.
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Mr Trump tweeted that General Mattis "was a great help to me in getting allies and other countries to pay their share of military obligations".

He did not name a successor, but said one would be appointed shortly.

The news of Gen Mattis' departure comes amid fears of a government shutdown over Mr Trump's border wall.


 

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