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Acting Defense Secretary Says He Hasn't Determined Amount For 'Emergency' Border Wall
By Bob Burns, AP
Shanahan said he has a great deal of discretion in deciding how to use the authorities granted to him by Trump's declaration Friday of a national emergency.
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U.S. Starts Withdrawing Troops From Syria Amid Confusion Over Timetable
By Philip Issa and Zeina Karam, AP
A U.S. official confirmed the withdrawal but declined to comment on specific plans or movements.
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Chief Of Staff To Defense Secretary Resigns 5 Days After Departure of James Mattis
“After two years in the Pentagon, I’ve decided the time is right to return to the private sector."
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Mike Pompeo Is The Spineless Personification Of Donald Trump's Nihilist Foreign Policy
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His sycophancy stands in stark contrast to Jim Mattis' principled resignation.
Retired Gen. David Petraeus Suggests He Would Reject Offer To Serve Under Trump
The former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan appeared to quash rumors that he will succeed Jim Mattis as secretary of defense.
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Jim Mattis Implores Defense Department To Defend The Constitution In Farewell Memo
Mattis was forced out of his job early after his resignation letter angered President Donald Trump.
Mattis Shares Christmas Message Taped One Day Before Resignation
"To all you lads and lasses holding the line in 2018 on land, at sea or in the air, thanks for keeping the faith," he said.
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Dick Durbin Begged Jim Mattis To Stay To Stop Trump 'From His Worst Impulse'
“I was one of many senators who privately sat down with Gen. Mattis and said, 'Please stay,'" Durbin revealed on "Meet the Press."
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Twitter Flips For Bob Corker's 'Alert The Daycare Staff' Hashtag For Trump
Many bashed the retiring senator for letting Trump have his way far too often.
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Patrick Shanahan To Become Acting Secretary Of Defense After Jim Mattis' Departure
“Patrick has a long list of accomplishments," President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday. "He will be great!"
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Trump Calls Envoy Brett McGurk's Resignation A 'Nothing Event' By A 'Grandstander'
McGurk told colleagues he couldn't carry out president's orders in Syria and "maintain my integrity."
John Kerry Slams Trump For 'Chaotic' And 'Corrupt' Administration
The former secretary of state said James Mattis' resignation is "a continuation of a crisis that too many people have been too content to live with."
Jim Acosta: Trump 'Hates' Mattis Letter — And News Stories That He Needs Adult Supervision
The president hates the notion that he is sometimes in need of "adult daycare," said the CNN White House correspondent.
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Fox News’ Shepard Smith Stunned Trump Is Doing Vladimir Putin’s ‘Bidding’ On Syria
Smith slams the president's decision to withdraw troops from Syria "unprecedented in American history."
CNN's Don Lemon Issues Chilling Warning About Jim Mattis Resignation
The "CNN Tonight" host also asked if there were "any adults left inside the Trump White House."
In Rare Statement, Mitch McConnell Says He's 'Distressed' Over Jim Mattis' Resignation
The Senate majority leader offered a rare public expression of disagreement with President Donald Trump.
Jim Mattis' Resignation Has Conservatives Admitting It's 'Time To Panic' About Trump
Marco Rubio says the defense secretary's decision makes it clear the country is headed toward "a series of grave policy errors."
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Out
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is leaving his post in February, citing conflicting views with President Donald Trump.
Trump Says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Will Retire In February
The retired general had split with the president on issues including torture, Russia and transgender service members.
After CIA Briefing, Senators Lay Blame On Saudi Crown Prince In Khashoggi Killing
By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
"There's not a smoking gun. There's a smoking saw," Lindsey Graham said.
U.S. To Keep About 4,000 Troops At Border Through January
The number of active-duty troops on the border with Mexico will drop from 5,600.
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Defense Secretary Mattis On Doubling Troops At The Border: ‘We Don’t Do Stunts’
The number of troops deployed at the border will be more than double the reported number of people in the migrant caravan.
Trump Unsure If Defense Chief Jim Mattis Will Step Down: 'He's Sort Of A Democrat'
The president, in a "60 Minutes" interview, downplayed the unprecedented turnover rate within his administration.
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Veteran Arrested After Suspicious Envelopes Sent To White House, Pentagon
The envelopes, allegedly sent by William Clyde Allen III to President Trump and top military chiefs, were thought to contain ricin.
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Macedonians Vote To Change Country's Name But Low Turnout May Imperil NATO Ambitions
The desire for a referendum stems from a dispute with Greece, which has a province with the same name.
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