Pentagon chief James Mattis retires
WASHINGTON, December 21. /TASS/ — the US President Donald trump said that soon will announce the name of the new Minister of defense.
Pentagon chief James Mattis will retire at the end of February. This was stated on Thursday, the President of the United States Donald trump on his page on Twitter.
“[Retired] General Jim Mattis will retire at the end of February, having served in my administration as Minister of defense the last two years,” wrote the American leader.
During Jim’s stay in office has been enormous progress, particularly in terms of procurement of new combat equipment for the Armed forces of the United States].
“General Mattis has given me great help in how to ensure payment by the allies and other countries in its share of military commitments,” stressed the President. “The candidacy of the new defense Minister will be nominated in the near future,” added trump.
In mid-October in interview to the program “60 minutes” on CBS trump did not rule out that the Pentagon can retire.
The us leader said that he believes Mattis supporter of the Democratic party, and for this reason he may soon leave the team.
Speaking at a press conference held after the 6 November elections in the U.S. Congress, the American leader confirmed that it is considering a number of options of personnel changes in the administration on their findings. He has already sent Jeff and Roman sessions to resign from the post of Minister of justice, and the World richardel — from the post of Deputy assistant for national security. According to the American media, he is also going to dismiss the Minister of internal security, Kirsten Nielsen.
The rumors about the departure of Mattis appeared in early September. The Washington Post then reported that the defense Minister will resign in the coming months, the White house has already started to discuss possible candidates for his post. The reason for this edition called the differences between the Mattis and the tramp, which, according to the journalist and author of the book “Fear. Trump in the White house” Robert Woodward, resulted in the disapproving comments of the head of the Pentagon to the American leader.