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Mattis is no longer satisfied with Trump?

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Donald Trump is considering removing James Mattis from his post as secretary of defense after mid-term parliamentary elections in November due to significant disagreements, the newspaper writes The New York Times.




The publication notes that the views of the head of the Pentagon and the US president differ on many issues, including NATO, joint exercises on the Korean Peninsula, the ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, etc.

According to a newspaper source, “Donald Trump would like to see a rabid dog (James Mattis) act like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a political supporter of the head of state. By the way, the Minister hates his nickname, received in the Marine Corps.

The situation was complicated by the publication of extracts from the book of Bob Woodward, according to which, the Minister of Defense considers the intelligence of the current president not to exceed a student of the 6 class. True, Mattis denied this information, nevertheless, Trump is annoyed by the constant injections from the press, similar to the fact that Mattis behaves like an adult compared to his boss (president).

In addition, Trump fears that deep down Mattis is a democrat.

But, according to sources, the retired general of the marines is not going to "bend", and is unlikely to give up his principles for the sake of a career.

According to former Defense Secretary Jeff Davis, the head of the Pentagon "lives according to the principles laid down in his DNA" - he never lies and is not capable of betrayal.

In the Senate Armed Services Committee, it is believed that the displacement of Mattis will, above all, create uncertainty where there is stability now.

According to his professional skills, he is the best suited to the post of Minister of Defense, said committee spokesman Jack Reed.
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  1. Observer2014
    Observer2014 16 September 2018 19: 12
    +5
    But, according to sources, the retired general of the marines is not going to "bend", and is unlikely to give up his principles for the sake of a career.

    According to former Defense Secretary Jeff Davis, the head of the Pentagon "lives according to the principles laid down in his DNA" - he never lies and is not capable of betrayal.
    Well, what can we do, truth-tellers are not trending now. And in general, Trump agreed with the Kremlin, I hope this option? I hope this is not a gag? bully
    1. Jolly oldster sailor
      Jolly oldster sailor 16 September 2018 19: 18
      +1
      And why do we need such a truth-teller? Maybe the new one will be more peaceful, and not "mad dog", as the Americans themselves call him?
      1. tol100v
        tol100v 16 September 2018 19: 36
        0
        Quote: Jolly oldster sailor
        And why do we need such a truth-teller? Maybe the new one will be more peaceful, and not "mad dog", as the Americans themselves call him?

        Due to the latest trends in the media, he is no longer a dog, but a kitten! And the main ones were the "terpily" from the Skripals case. Who, not by sleep, or spirit, sniffed neither a beginner, nor an old man, nor an embryo!
      2. Vita vko
        Vita vko 16 September 2018 19: 38
        +6
        Quote: Jolly oldster sailor
        why do we need such a truth-teller

        A principled military is better than an unprincipled mercenary. And if this military man truly loyally defends the interests of his country, and not a handful of weapon barons, then he will think a hundred times before putting the World on the brink of disaster in order to enrich a handful of oligarchs.
        1. Jolly oldster sailor
          Jolly oldster sailor 16 September 2018 19: 46
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          And he is not the lobby of arms barons-The current Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, has promoted his close friends and army colleagues John Kelly and Herbert MacMaster as chief of the presidency and national security adviser, respectively. Each of them, being a member of a single administration, is a lobbyist of various defense industry organizations. Mattis has close ties with Lockheed Martin Corporation - The world's largest supplier of military equipment and the main contractor of the United States Air Force.? wink
          1. Logall
            Logall 16 September 2018 20: 04
            +3
            Brother, after everything written, Trump’s fears became clear:
            Trump fears that, deep down, Mattis is a democrat.
            Imagine that, in addition to everything else, he is also a "dog (democrat) disguised" ...
            1. Jolly oldster sailor
              Jolly oldster sailor 16 September 2018 20: 09
              -2
              You will not envy Trump-around the enemies-overlaid him !!! laughing
  2. Sadko88
    Sadko88 16 September 2018 19: 53
    +2
    The fact is that he was appointed at a time when Trump needed a person who was not inclined to improve relations with Russia. Congress would not have approved another at that moment. Now this is no longer necessary and Mattis Trump is more in the way. As defense minister, he is truly a pro. But he is an "Old soldier and does not know the words of love" ©, that is, categorically the opposite of Trump
  3. samarin1969
    samarin1969 16 September 2018 20: 31
    +2
    It’s a pity that the Americans do not have their own Gulen for the Americans.
  4. Terenin
    Terenin 16 September 2018 20: 57
    +2
    In addition, Trump fears that deep down Mattis is a democrat.
    And then how to understand this quote of his? “Find an enemy who wants to end this experiment (American democracy) and kill each of them until they get so annoyed by the killings that they leave us and our freedoms untouched”. Mattis believes the best battlefield is off the coast of the United States.
    1. 2329 Carpenter
      2329 Carpenter 16 September 2018 21: 12
      0
      I wonder which of the US military does not think so?
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 16 September 2018 21: 24
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        Quote: Carpenter 2329
        I wonder which of the American military doesn’t consider TWA?

        TVU (the technique of returning control), how to expand consciousness and unlock opportunities or SO?
  5. flicker
    flicker 17 September 2018 00: 06
    0
    Mattis is no longer satisfied with Trump?
    Well, yes, because under the mask of Mattis's face, Bill Clinton's chin is visible lol
  6. gsev
    gsev 17 September 2018 03: 22
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    Like Mattis, the first Marine Corps officer to lead the battle of ground units against the Afghans. He successfully conducted a bribing-negotiating operation to capture Faluji during the first operation, where, with minimal losses to the budget, the United States managed to negotiate with the command of the Iraqi army (the first operation to capture Faluji). So in the fact that until the nuclear Armagedon arrived, perhaps there is a merit of this man. Perhaps Trump needs to have a person close by, whose military experience and prudence compensates for the absence of such a person and the US president.