PBS NewsHour

Sec. Mattis resigns, citing differences over alliances

Clip: 12/21/2018 | 6m 14s | Video has closed captioning.

A day after President Trump announced a surprise decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, Secretary of Defense James Mattis submitted his resignation, which will take effect in February. The Wall Street Journal’s Michael Gordon joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why the policy differences between the president and Mattis were “too profound” to allow a sustainable working relationship.

Aired: 12/21/18

Rating: NR

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