Trump called the new head of the Pentagon
The current US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, said earlier that he would retire at the end of February next year amid disagreements with Donald Trump.
First Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan will become Acting Deputy President on January 1. Minister after the resignation of the current head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, said US President Donald Trump on Sunday on Twitter.
“I am pleased to announce that the talented First Deputy Minister of Defense Patrick Shanahan will become the acting head of the Pentagon from January 1, 2019. Patrick has a long list of achievements, he achieved a lot during his work as deputy, and before that – at Boeing,”.
Recall that Mattis had disagreements with Trump about US foreign policy. In his letter to the president for resignation, Mattis stressed that the United States must be “unequivocal” in relations with China and Russia.
“It is clear that China and Russia, for example, want to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model gaining veto authority over other nations’ economic, diplomatic, and security decisions to promote their own interests at the expense of their neighbors, America and our allies. That is why we must use all the tools of American power to provide for the common defense,” said the head of the Pentagon.
I am pleased to announce that our very talented Deputy Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, will assume the title of Acting Secretary of Defense starting January 1, 2019. Patrick has a long list of accomplishments while serving as Deputy, & previously Boeing. He will be great!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 23 декабря 2018 г.