In this September 21 file photo, US Defence Secretary James Mattis speaks during the 2018 POW National Recognition Day Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington. Photo: AP

James Mattis quits as Donald Trump’s defence secretary, laying bare their differences in a scathing resignation letter

  • James Mattis resigned one day after Donald Trump stunned the Pentagon by announcing the withdrawal of US troops from Syria
  • In his resignation letter, Mattis said the US had to be ‘unambiguous’ with nations like Russia and China, and it needed to treat allies with respect
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In this September 21 file photo, US Defence Secretary James Mattis speaks during the 2018 POW National Recognition Day Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington. Photo: AP
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