Mattis Bids Farewell In A Final Memo To The Pentagon

President Donald Trump listens to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speak in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in March 2018. MUST CREDIT: Jabin Botsford

Defense Secretary James Mattis bid goodbye to Pentagon employees Monday, writing in his farewell memo that the department “is proven to be at its best when the times are most difficult.”

Mattis, who resigned earlier in December, also insisted that the Pentagon’s civilian and military leadership remains “in the best possible hands,” one day before Patrick Shanahan, his deputy, takes over as acting secretary of Defense.

Mattis went on to urge his colleagues to “keep the faith in our country and hold fast, alongside our allies, aligned against our foes.”

Read more at The Hill.



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