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Former Defense Secretary and retired four-star General Jim Mattis breaks the eight-month silence which followed his departure from the Trump White House with an editorial published in The Wall Street Journal. In that piece, adapted from his forthcoming book, Call Sign Chaos, Mattis explains why he chose to serve, and later, leave Trump’s administration. Mattis stops short of openly rebuking the sitting president – much to the chagrin of Trump’s opponents. He does criticize the US government for shunning allies and fostering internal divisiveness, however.
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Gen. Jim Mattis served as secretary of defense during the Trump administration and served in the US Marine Corps for more than four decades.