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James Mattis knocks Trump's stance toward allies: 'We will occupy an increasingly lonely position'

Aug 29, 2019 - The Washington Times
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Former Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis said he "did as well as I could for as long as I could" in the Trump administration but saw support of U.S. allies eroding, according to an excerpt of his new book "Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead" that was published Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal.

"Using every skill I had learned during my decades as a Marine, I did as well as I could for as long as I could," Mr. Mattis, a retired general who left the administration last winter, wrote.

"When my concrete solutions and strategic advice, especially keeping faith with our allies, no longer resonated, it was time to resign, despite the limitless joy I felt serving alongside our troops in defense of our Constitution," Mr. Mattis ...