China’s Defence Ministry criticized outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on Thursday for his “false accusations” against China, but also offered praise for his efforts to promote Sino-U.S. military ties. U.S. President Donald Trump said this week he would replace Mattis two months earlier than expected, after he resigned the previous week over policy differences with Trump. Trump on Monday criticized Mattis and his view of alliances, saying the Pentagon chief failed to recognize the
In a farewell message on Monday, outgoing Defense Secretary James Mattis told Defense Department employees to "keep the faith in our country and hold fast."
Dec. 31 is the former four-star Marine Corps general's last day as Secretary of Defense after he resigned earlier this month over President
Defense Secretary James Mattis, in his farewell message, encouraged all Defense Department employees to “keep the faith and hold fast” during difficult times. “Our Department’s leadership, civilian and military, remains in the best possible hands,” Mattis wrote in the letter released on Monday. “I am confident that each of you remains undistracted from our sworn