Jim Mattis was a four-star general and a soldier at heart; he had had enough of the Trump administration sending conflicting orders. Photo: Reuters
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Mattis resignation raises risk of even more turbulence

  • The resignation of the US defence secretary comes at a sensitive time for relations with China and the rest of Asia
  • Should Trump choose a successor sharing his world view and lacking Mattis’ experience and reputation for competence, the White House will be even more erratic

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Jim Mattis was a four-star general and a soldier at heart; he had had enough of the Trump administration sending conflicting orders. Photo: Reuters
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