Jan 04 2019
Acrimony between Trump and prominent former military leaders has spilled into the open in the wake of Mattis' resignation. Trump said. "How had he done in Afghanistan?"
After a string of policy clashes over the past almost two years, Mr. Mattis resigned abruptly in the wake of Mr. Trump's order late last month to withdraw all 2,000 USA forces now deployed to Syria, and slash the 14,000 US forces in Afghanistan by half in the coming year, citing in part the strain Mr. Trump's policies have placed on America's allies.
Since the resignation, Trump has indicated flexibility on his withdrawal schedule but has also made it clear that he did not intend to keep USA troops in "unending wars" for long. However, as Mattis' brutal letter made clear he was leaving of his own accord because Trump's worldview is so discordant with his own.
As for Mattis, he originally offered to remain in his post through February to pave the way for a new defense secretary and prepare for an upcoming North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ministerial.
Joining Mr. Mattis in making an exit from the Pentagon is press secretary Dana White, who gave no reason for her departure as Mr. Mattis' chief spokeswoman. Ms.
According to a senior defense official, Shanahan met with National Security Adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and General Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Cincinnati Bengals part company with head coach Marvin Lewis
From 2011 to 2015 the team won more regular season games than any five-year span in the history of the franchise. Denver's first consecutive losing seasons since 1971-72 saw Vance Joseph's time in charge come to an end.
U.S. Stocks Drop Sharply Amid Continued Volatility
But despite evidence that the U.S. economy remains robust, this year could still mark the first bear market in close to a decade. Canada's main stock index rose almost 2 percent at open on Thursday, helped by broad-based gains across all major sectors.
Kate Middleton And Meghan Markle Share Sweet Moment At Royals’ Christmas Service
The announcement of the move has sparked claims of a feud between Meghan and Kate , with the pair reportedly not getting on well. They are expected to join the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the annual church service at St Mary Magdalene on Christmas Day.
Trump similarly has criticized China on an economic and geopolitical level, but maintains he shares a warm relationship with President Xi Jinping.
"I wish him well".
Among the most immediate issues on his plate will be the pace at which the USA pulls 2,200 or so troops out of Syria, following Trump's decision last month to exit the war-torn country.
Mattis had strongly held beliefs about maintaining and respecting allies, which he cited in his resignation letter to Trump.
US President Donald Trump (L) listens next to Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan during a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, US, January 2, 2019. He reiterated that position on Wednesday, saying the country was not worth spending further resources or putting USA troops at risk.
"We have some great allies, but a lot of our allies were taking advantage of our taxpayers and our country", Trump said.
Jan 04 2019
The Official Coachella 2019 Lineup Has Arrived
Grande will perform on the Sunday, the last day, of Coachella's three-day festivals on April 14 and April 21. You can check out the full poster above - and note that passes go on sale beginning Friday (January 4).
Jan 03 2019
Harry Kane scores early as Tottenham cruise past Cardiff
And it was 3-0 in the 26th minute as Kane helped Sissoko's pass on to Son, who fired across Neil Etheridge . So easy for Spurs as Sissoko feeds Kane, who lays the ball off for Son to score from the angle.
Jan 01 2019
Elizabeth Warren takes first steps towards 2020 run for the White House
Instead, her use of a genetic test to prove ethnicity spurred controversy that seemed to blunt any argument she sought to make. With Warren "exploring" - running, in effect - we can expect a large contingent of hopefuls to follow suit soon.
Dec 30 2018
Trump threatens to close border if Dems won’t pay for wall
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., returned to their home states. There's little indication of any imminent agreement to resolve the standoff as the new Congress is set to convene next week.
Dec 28 2018
Saudi king orders major reshuffle of top government posts
His critics point to USA intelligence reports and say an operation like this could not have happened without his knowledge. Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi consul general in Istanbul, which is administered by the foreign ministry.
Dec 28 2018
Winter storm causing vehicle slide offs in Hays area
A snow band is forming in southeastern North Dakota and into western Minnesota and is expected to continue southeastward. By Thursday in central Minnesota, the northwest wind could be 10 to 15 miles per hour with gusts of 20 miles per hour .
Dec 26 2018
Girl still believes after Santa challenge from Trump
Those who follow along with the Santa Tracker also have the opportunity to learn about areas around the world he visits. Live streams do have a tendency to sometimes go down, so we'll add more live streams if needed as the day progresses.
Dec 26 2018
Ravindra Jadeja cleared for Boxing Day Test
We want to lead our teams well and play good cricket". "Pandya is fit", International Cricket Council quoted the coach, as saying. Amid the selection debate, Kohli but has vowed to maintain his typical passionate style in the pivotal MCG clash.
Dec 25 2018
United States to slowly exit Syria
Late Sunday, Trump tweeted that Erdogan had assured him that any remaining IS fighters in Syria will be eliminated. Hammoud said there is "no alternative" except Turkish forces and allied Syrian fighters.
Dec 24 2018
Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel keen on director of football role
We played well, the performance of the team was great and I know you want to ask me; 'But oh yeah, with Jose...' "Man United teams always do".
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