Tag Archives: Jim Mattis

If we “defeated ISIS in Syria,” how is it that they killed four American citizens today?

Remember how, just before Christmas, Donald Trump announced that he’d decided to pull our troops out of Syria without having run it by either our allies or our own military leaders? And remember how, at the time, he said that, thanks to his tremendous leadership, ISIS had been defeated in Syria, and how Defense Secretary […]

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Trump’s unilateral decision to pull out of Syria sends Defense Secretary Jim Mattis for the door

Today, in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise decision to pull American troops out of Syria without first consulting either our allies, or our military leaders in the field, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis submitted his letter of resignation, making the revered General the most recent in a long line of people to either walk away […]

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Fear

Now that Bob Woodward’s book about Donald Trump is just about a week away from hitting the shelves, we’re starting to get a little more insight as to what’s inside. Today, we got word that both Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly are quoted in the book. Mattis apparently […]

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The generals who serve Trump, why they do it, and at what cost

An interesting question was posed in the Washington Post today… “Is it still possible to honorably serve in the Trump administration?” The article was inspired in large part by a recent profile of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis in the New Yorker, which included the following passage. …When Mattis asked Michèle Flournoy, the former Undersecretary […]

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