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US Defence Secretary Mattis to step down

US Defence Secretary Mattis to step down

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis resigned on Thursday as President Donald Trump weathered an escalating backlash at home and abroad over his sudden decision to pull all troops from Syria.Trump steadfastly defended the withdrawal of the 2,000-strong force from Syria, vowing that the United States would no longer be the “policeman of […]