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>> Chaos in Washington Friday after the stunning resignation of U.S Defense Secretary James Mattis with the center of the storm hovering over the White House. Mattis, the third cabinet member to announce his departure in less than two weeks, resigning and protesting of President Donald Trump decision to withdraw troops from Syria
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>> We have won.>> And his disregard for international alliances.>> Look, the idea that Putin is happy about this, this is ridiculous, he is not.>> In his resignation letter, Mattis said quote my views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues.
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But Trump doubling down, on withdrawing American forces abroad. Making plans to begin pulling troops out of Afghanistan. A startling shift in America's longest war. The swirl of controversies leading even some of Trump's allies to express deepening worry about where his administration is heading, referring to the President's decision for Afghanistan.
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Senator Lindsay Graham tweeting quote, if we continue on our present course, we are setting in motion the loss of all our gains and paving the way toward a second 9/11.