ㅤ"His departure had been anticipated since Trump announced on Wednesday that he was withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria despite opposition from U.S. allies and top U.S. military officials."
ㅤ"Amid a reported reluctance to acquiesce to President Donald Trump’s policy positions, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will be fired or resign after the November midterms, Politico reported."
ㅤFull story at Newsmax. Posted on 9/13/18. See "jim mattis."
ㅤ”The White House issued a memorandum on policies determined by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, stating that transgender people are ‘disqualified from military service except under limited circumstances.’
ㅤThe memorandum, filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, states that ‘transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria — individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery — are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances.’
ㅤMattis will have some leeway in implementing the policy, the memo states, as will Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen when it comes to the Coast Guard. The pair ‘may exercise their authority to implement any appropriate policies concerning military service by transgender individuals,’ the memo reads.'”