Trump Says Mattis Will Leave Jan. 1; Names Deputy Acting ChiefPresident Trump says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will leave his post on Jan. 1. Trump announced Mattis' new departure date in a tweet and said he's naming deputy defense chief Patrick Shanahan as acting secretary.
Mattis Resigning as Pentagon Chief After Clashes With TrumpCurrent U.S. Secretary of Defense and retired four-star Marine Corps General James Mattis has submitted a resignation letter to President Donald Trump.
Pres. Trump Instructs Pentagon To Ban Transgender Recruits IndefinitelyPresident Trump on Friday directed the Pentagon to extend indefinitely a ban on transgender individuals joining the military.
In Silicon Valley, Defense Secretary Promotes Diplomatic Solution To North KoreaSpeaking with reporters in Mountain View, Mattis says his responsibility is to have military options but the American effort is focused on diplomacy.