The restaurant bombing in the flashpoint Syrian city of Manbij proves deadly pockets of ISIS remain, but may only hasten President Trump’s moves to withdraw U.S. forces.
Patrick Shanahan became Mattis' deputy in July 2017. Prior to that, he worked as a Boeing executive in charge of the company's missile program.
The outgoing defense secretary had a good rapport with the 2016 Democratic nominee. Not so much with the president he ultimately worked for.
If Moscow was happy about the Syria pullout, it’s ecstatic about Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ resignation.
Mattis bent the knee to Trump on the border stunt, Yemen war, and transgender troop ban. National-security professionals worry that his Pentagon replacement will be far worse.
The ‘Late Show’ host seemed to surprise his audience with the breaking news.
That was more than a letter of resignation provided today by Defense Secretary James Mattis. It was a bright red line in American history.