According to insiders Secretary of Defense James Mattis will be stepping down in February after nearly two years of service. In his letter of resignation Mattis noted that President Trump deserves a defense secretary that is "more aligned" with his beliefs. Trump announced a complete pull out of troops in Syria claiming that ISIS has been defeated.
Many military experts and those currently serving don't agree with President Trump and believe he is leaving the region to influence from Russia, China, and Turkey.
Mattis made his announcement to his staff after leaving a White House meeting with the President.
Whose military expertise do you trust, a man who has a lifetime of service as a decorated Marine, or a man who spent four years in a military academy?