US President Donald Trump speaks alongside Defence Secretary James Mattis during a cabinet meeting at the White House on June 21. Photo: Reuters

Once a Trump favourite, US military chief Jim Mattis is reduced to carrying out orders he really doesn’t like

Unenthusiastic about presidential edicts such as halting Korea war games and housing migrants on military bases, Mattis’ place in Trump’s power circle has been supplanted by the hawkish Mike Pompeo and John Bolton

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US President Donald Trump speaks alongside Defence Secretary James Mattis during a cabinet meeting at the White House on June 21. Photo: Reuters
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