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Retired US admiral slams Trump’s views of the military in a stunning opinion column: Trump thinks his military generals are ‘Rambos’...
Ret. Navy Adm. James Stavridis suggested Trump was "attracted to the macho, direct, domineering profile that many civilians associate with generals."
Trump is reportedly considering a blunt Vietnam War hero and former Democratic senator to be defense secretary
Jim Webb, a Republican turned Democrat who received the Navy Cross as a Marine, is reportedly under consideration to take over at the Pentagon.
Mattis had planned to leave at the end of February, but Trump reportedly grew angry at the response to his resignation and pushed him out sooner.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis left a stark message for his successor in his resignation letter: Wake up and smell the threat
James Mattis has resigned as Trump's Secretary of Defense, creating a vacuum of knowledge and experience in a fraught strategic outlook.
President Donald Trump seemed enamored of Jim Mattis as the beginning of his term, but rumors continue to swirl about a rift between the president and his defense chief, and Trump has replaced "Mad Dog" with a more modest nickname, Politico reported.