Both Mattis and Kelley have both resigned...

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...due to an inability to work with a CiC whose policies do not align with those they consider to be in the best interests of the United States.

Are they correct? Is America now less safe with Mattis and Kelley gone?
 
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Given the number of Republicans that are openly saying it was a stupid move, some that bluntly and some a bit more gently, even Mitch McConnell, I'd say yes.
 
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Putin and Iran are the big winners here. The UCD’s will be slaughtered. The Afghan Army will be slaughtered. No one will trust us again. No self respecting, competent individual will be interested in the Secretary of Defense job.
 
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Given the number of Republicans that are openly saying it was a stupid move, some that bluntly and some a bit more gently, even Mitch McConnell, I'd say yes.
Agreed. Trump is losing support of the Republicans, and probably most voters, at a time when the Mueller investigation is wrapping up. Also, this might put Section 4 of the 25th Amendment back on the table.
 
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Putin and Iran are the big winners here. The UCD’s will be slaughtered. The Afghan Army will be slaughtered. No one will trust us again. No self respecting, competent individual will be interested in the Secretary of Defense job.
Definitely agree that filling top positions in the WH with competent people is becoming more difficult. That problem has been going on for awhile, but this is a watershed moment which may have cost Trump the support of the Republican party.
 
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The resignation of Mattis, coupled with previous key resignations especially Kelly, is being felt throughout Congress.

Defence secretary resignation 'distressing'
Democrats decried the latest Trump administration departure as a "crisis", but Republicans also voiced concern.

Senators Mitch McConnell and Marco Rubio called the move distressing and damaging to the US on the world stage.

Gen Mattis appeared to clash with Mr Trump over his decision to withdraw troops from Syria.

In his resignation letter, Gen Mattis, 68, said the president had the right to appoint someone "whose views are better aligned with yours".

The announcement of his departure came amid two major military decisions Gen Mattis had opposed: withdrawing troops from Syria and reducing US presence in Afghanistan.

US allies were not consulted or informed ahead of time about the president's decisions, US media reported.

The respected general will leave the job in February, though it remains unclear who President Donald Trump has in mind to replace him.

On Capitol Hill, Gen Mattis' resignation - and his reason for doing so - shocked lawmakers on both sides of the aisle
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