Mattis signs troop withdrawal order after Trump ‘fires’ him on Twitter
Dec 26, 2018, 20:28
The video, dated December 19, shows Mattis before a wall of flags, praising US forces for serving the country on a day many Americans take off from work.
During several trips to US-allied and partnered states since Trump's inauguration, I even heard half-joking comments from analysts who confessed they prayed for Mattis' health every night.
A senior administration official told Reuters that Shanahan "has a deep-seated understanding of military operations, and global security affairs, and importantly, has the breadth of large-scale business management experience that will enable him to effectively oversee the Defense Department". Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Historically when a secretary has resigned, he has stayed on until a successor is confirmed.
A senior White House official said that Trump was irked by the attention given to Mattis' resignation letter. "While, Mattis believes that USA military operations in Syria and Afghanistan are aimed at fighting terrorism, which is of great significance to United States national security". US officials said the fallout angered Trump and fueled his decision to accelerate the Mattis departure. "Some thought I shouldn't, I thought I should", Trump tweeted Saturday, foreshadowing his displeasure and the Sunday announcement.
The announcement that Mattis would leave the administration came just after Trump stunned Washington and allies overseas in declaring that USA troops would leave Syria and significantly withdraw from Afghanistan.
After President Donald Trump unexpected announced a strategy-free withdrawal of USA troops from Syria, Brett McGurk, a longtime national security official acting as the president's special envoy to the coalition against ISIS, resigned his post. "Allies are very important-but not when they take advantage of USA". Grandstander? The Fake News is making such a big deal about this nothing event!
Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by telephone on Sunday and "agreed to ensure coordination between their countries' military, diplomatic and other officials to avoid a power vacuum which could result following any abuse of the withdrawal and transition phase in Syria", the Turkish presidency said in a statement. Mulvaney said the president "is entitled to have a secretary of defense who is committed to that same end". They asked Trump to withhold a final decision for 90 days to allow time to study the impact of the decision, but Mulvaney told ABC that Trump wouldn't change his mind. Brett McGurk, the top U.S. envoy to the worldwide coalition fighting the Islamic State militant group, also resigned in protest over Trump's Syria decision. It notes the holiday time of year and that many military members are far from home.
McConnell, on the other hand, lashed out at Democrats for failing to give Trump any of the $5 billion that he wanted for the wall. Jim Jordan, two of the House's most conservative members, are among the Republican leaders going to a midday White House meeting.
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The rate hike decision is widely expected, as the country's jobless rate has fallen to 3.7 percent, the lowest level in decades. In addition, interest-rate sensitive sectors of the USA economy such as housing and autos are under more pressure.
The prime minister spoke to the DUP leader, Arlene Foster, and the party's Brexit spokesman, Nigel Dodds, on Wednesday afternoon. Enough Tory MPs have requested a vote of confidence in Theresa May to trigger a contest which will take place tonight.
Rather than work around the clock, as in past shutdowns , the leaders of the House and the Senate effectively closed shop. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer voted for the Secure Fence Act, which passed the Senate on an 80-19 vote.
The players will train on Christmas Day before travelling down to London ahead of their game against lowly Fulham on Boxing Day. The heavy rain was hard for both teams tonight. "Both goals really were nothing to do with what we did in the game".
He warned "nothing has changed" with her Brexit deal despite her "little journey" meeting European Union leaders. Acting Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw echoed the remarks of his party colleague Mr Mundell.
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