Trump Tweets: Defense Secretary Mattis to Retire in February

Trump Tweets: Defense Secretary Mattis to Retire in February

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December 20, 2018

Trump Tweets: Defense Secretary Mattis to Retire in February

FILE - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks at the Pentagon, Aug. 15, 2017.
FILE – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks at the Pentagon, Aug. 15, 2017.

WASHINGTON —

President Donald Trump has announced that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will retire at the end of February.

Trump says on Twitter that a new secretary of defense will be named soon.

Trump's announcement comes a day after he surprised U.S. allies and members of Congress by announcing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria.

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