Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff / Flickr james mattis...
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff / Flickr

It didn’t take long for the shoe to drop.  It was only yesterday that the Washington Post noted, “Mattis has been repeatedly overruled by Trump in recent months and left out of key discussions as the president pursues his own national security path.”

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Mattis writes, “Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position.”

I’ll post a transcript of the letter in readable form when/if I can find it.

So, what does this leave us with, Jarvanka, Mulvaney, and maybe a trained seal or two juggling balls?

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