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Mattis: US is dividing into 'hostile tribes,' losing allies

Aug 29, 2019 - The Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — Jim Mattis, who resigned last year as defense secretary, implicitly criticized the Trump administration in an op-ed published Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal, writing that the current political climate was dividing the country into "hostile tribes" and driving away longtime allies.

The essay is an excerpt from Mattis' book, "Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead," which will be published Tuesday by Random House. While most of it is a reflection on leadership and public serv...