Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will leave office on February 28, 2019

In our last 15-minute Week in Review for 2018, I spoke with talkRADIO’s Paul Ross on Friday about the resignation of US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis — giving up his attempt to control Donald Trump — the descent of Brexit into farce in the UK Government and Parliament.

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We put Mattis’s departure into the specific context of Syria and the general context of an unstable and information-challenged Trump:

Trump has decided now that he’s smarter than anyone else in the world, even those generals to whom he kind of deferred at the start of his Administration.

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