BREAKING: Mattis to depart Pentagon

BREAKING: Mattis to depart Pentagon
SecDef Mattis and JCS Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford (USMC) hold Pentagon briefing. PBS News video, YouTube

[Ed. – And here we go.  Headline editors must be losing their minds today.]

President Trump said Thursday evening that Defense Secretary James Mattis will be retiring in February, in a shock announcement adding to the list of the president’s outgoing Cabinet members after his second year in office.

Mattis will step down “with distinction” after serving in his role for two years, the president announce on Twitter.

“During Jim’s tenure, tremendous progress has been made, especially with respect to the purchase of new fighting equipment,” Trump tweeted.

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