Secretary Mattis’s letter

I have thought that Defense Secretary James Mattis is part of a national security dream team in the Trump administration. I therefore view his departure from the administration, whether voluntary or not, as an unhappy development. Attention must be paid.

Secretary Mattis’s letter of resignation (embedded below) makes the departure a particularly unhappy development. The letter is shockingly blunt in its criticism of President Trump, although the criticism resides in what is said between the lines. One doesn’t need a lesson in the art of esoteric writing to read between these lines; even an obtuse observer can do it. Anyone who respects Secretary Mattis, as I do, is bound to take his critique seriously and be concerned by it.

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