OREANDA-NEWS US President Donald Trump announced that US Secretary of Defense James Mattis will resign at the end of February 2019. The Head of State wrote about it on December, 20 in his Twitter.

"General Jim Mattis will retire with distinction at the end of February after two years of service in my administration as Secretary of defense," trump wrote, adding that during Mattis's tenure, significant progress has been made, especially with regard to the purchase of weapons.

"I thank Jim for his service," the American leader concluded, noting that the new head of the defense Ministry will be announced soon.

The decision of the American President to withdraw troops from Syria and Washington hawks forces to withdraw from their homes. The military is sent home, and Pentagon chief James Mattis, according to a report in the highest-ranking American Twitter, is retiring.

According to CNBC, Mattis decided to resign because of the divergence of views with trump. He also expressed the view that the United States cannot defend its interests without maintaining "strong alliances" and "showing respect" to its allies. As an example of such a successful Alliance, the Minister called the international anti-terrorist coalition led by the United States in Syria.

Journalists Mattis also did not go, he explained in the letter. Red line for him-a man nicknamed mad dog was another decision trump. About the withdrawal of half of the 14 thousandth us contingent from Afghanistan in the coming months. Americans will leave and from the South of Syria.

On December 19, the White house announced a new phase of the military campaign in Syria and the withdrawal of troops from the country. Trump said the military's only task is to defeat the terrorists of the "Islamic state" (IG, the organization is banned in Russia).