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Trump allegedly ordered former Defence Secretary James Mattis to ‘screw Amazon’ one year before awarding a hotly contested $10 billion defence cloud contract to Microsoft

Trump ordered former Defence Secretary James Mattis to “screw Amazon” out of a lucrative government cloud contract, former Defence communications director Guy Snodgrass alleges in a new book, according to a preview from Task & Purpose. The revelations in Snodgrass’s book, “Holding The Line: Inside Trump’s Pentagon with Secretary Mattis,” […]
Trump allegedly ordered former Defence Secretary James Mattis to ‘screw Amazon’ one year before awarding a hotly contested $10 billion defence cloud contract to Microsoft
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Trump joked about former President Abraham Lincoln during his rally, the same night Mattis praised Lincoln’s patriotism in a speech

The presidency of Abraham Lincoln was mentioned in two separate instances on Thursday night in drastically different contexts. President Donald Trump mocked the 16th US president during a rally in Dallas, while former Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, revered Lincoln’s patriotism. Trump said that he would never be as presidential as […]
Trump joked about former President Abraham Lincoln during his rally, the same night Mattis praised Lincoln’s patriotism in a speech
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Mattis wanted to lay a trap for Iran after it downed a US drone

Former Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis wanted to lay a trap for Iran after it downed a US RQ-170 drone back in 2011, Military Times reports, citing a passage from his new book “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead.” Mattis, a four-star general who led US Central Command at the […]
Mattis wanted to lay a trap for Iran after it downed a US drone
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Jim Mattis shuts down allegations that Defence Secretary Pat Shanahan pulled strings for Boeing and called Lockheed Martin’s F-35 ‘f—ed up’

Former Defence Secretary Jim Mattis testified he did not observe acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, breaching ethical boundaries while he was in charge at the US Defence Department, according to a report from the Pentagon’s inspector general released on Thursday. One of the allegations against Shanahan […]
Jim Mattis shuts down allegations that Defence Secretary Pat Shanahan pulled strings for Boeing and called Lockheed Martin’s F-35 ‘f—ed up’
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How Elizabeth Holmes convinced powerful men like Henry Kissinger, James Mattis, and George Shultz to sit on the board of now disgraced blood-testing startup Theranos

Theranos at one point had a star-studded board of directors, including military leaders and former secretaries of state. In HBO’s “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” director Alex Gibney spoke with reporters who wrote the first major profiles of the now disgraced blood-testing company in 2014. The reporters […]
How Elizabeth Holmes convinced powerful men like Henry Kissinger, James Mattis, and George Shultz to sit on the board of now disgraced blood-testing startup Theranos
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Retired US admiral slams Trump’s views of the military in a stunning opinion column: Trump thinks his military generals are ‘Rambos’

Retired four-star US Navy Adm. James Stavridis wrote a scathing opinion column discussing President Donald Trump and the former military generals who served in his Cabinet. Stavridis, NATO’s 16th Supreme Allied Commander, suggested Trump was “attracted to the macho, direct, domineering profile that many civilians associate with generals.” Stavridis said […]
Retired US admiral slams Trump’s views of the military in a stunning opinion column: Trump thinks his military generals are ‘Rambos’
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‘Our department is proven to be at its best when the times are most difficult’: Mattis encourages Pentagon employees to ‘keep the faith’ in farewell letter on his last day as defence secretary

Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis is preparing to step down and hand the reins of the Pentagon to Patrick Shanahan, currently the deputy secretary of defence. On his last day, Mattis sent out a final farewell message to the Department of Defence, urging people to “keep the faith in our […]
‘Our department is proven to be at its best when the times are most difficult’: Mattis encourages Pentagon employees to ‘keep the faith’ in farewell letter on his last day as defence secretary
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‘Fox & Friends’ host blasts Trump for pulling troops out of Syria: ‘He said, ‘President Obama is the founder of ISIS.’ He just refounded ISIS.’

“Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade on Friday ripped into President Donald Trump over his abrupt withdrawal of US troops from Syria. “He also is doing exactly what he criticised President Obama for doing,” Kilmeade said. “He said, ‘President Obama is the founder of ISIS.’ He just refounded ISIS.” White […]
‘Fox & Friends’ host blasts Trump for pulling troops out of Syria: ‘He said, ‘President Obama is the founder of ISIS.’ He just refounded ISIS.’
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Mitch McConnell piles onto Defence Secretary James Mattis’ rebuke of Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican of Kentucky, issued a strong statement following the resignation of Defence Secretary James Mattis, saying he is “particularly distressed that he is resigning due to sharp differences with the president on these and other key aspects of America’s global leadership.” His statement echoes […]
Mitch McConnell piles onto Defence Secretary James Mattis’ rebuke of Trump
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Mattis’ resignation letter is a sharp rebuke of Trump’s ‘America First’ philosophy

James Mattis on Thursday stepped down as defence secretary, issuing a resignation letter that stands as a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump’s “America First” philosophy. In his resignation letter, Mattis ripped into the president’s bombastic, isolationist approach to foreign affairs. Trump has routinely faced criticism for insulting America’s traditional […]
Mattis’ resignation letter is a sharp rebuke of Trump’s ‘America First’ philosophy
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Lawmakers express ‘great sadness’ and concern over the state of Trump’s administration after Mattis resignation

President Donald Trump announced the retirement of Defence Secretary James Mattis on Thursday. Mattis’ announced departure comes at a time when Republicans are increasingly furious with many of Trump’s military-policy proposals, such as the withdrawal of US troops from Syria. Mattis cited significant differences with the president as a reason […]
Lawmakers express ‘great sadness’ and concern over the state of Trump’s administration after Mattis resignation
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17 of the most legendary quotes from James Mattis, the four-star Marine general who just resigned as Trump’s Defence Secretary

James Mattis announced his resignation as President Donald Trump’s Defence Secretary on December 20. The four-star Marine general served in Trump’s Cabinet for the first two years of his administration. An intellectual man, he has amusing, enlightening, and often funny quotes. Outgoing Defence Secretary James Mattis was legendary long before […]
17 of the most legendary quotes from James Mattis, the four-star Marine general who just resigned as Trump’s Defence Secretary
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US Defence Secretary James Mattis quits

Secretary of Defence James Mattis is resigning, effective at the end of February. President Trump announced that Mattis is retiring in a series of tweets on Thursday. While the president said Mattis is retiring, Mattis resigned because he felt Trump needs a secretary of defence whose views were more closely […]
US Defence Secretary James Mattis quits
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The Secret Service is investigating a suspicious envelope addressed to Trump

A suspicious envelope addressed to President Donald Trump was reportedly intercepted by the US Secret Service on Monday. The envelope did not make it inside the White House, according to a statement from the agency. The interception comes amid reports of at least two packages addressed to senior military officials […]
The Secret Service is investigating a suspicious envelope addressed to Trump
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‘Mars Awaits’: Trump campaign asks supporters to vote for a ‘Space Force’ logo

President Donald Trump’s campaign sent an email to supporters with potential logos for the “Space Force,” a new military branch the president has instructed the Pentagon to establish. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday outlined the administration’s plan for moving forward with the Space Force, including specifics on instructions given […]
‘Mars Awaits’: Trump campaign asks supporters to vote for a ‘Space Force’ logo
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We’re getting the first details of Trump’s proposed ‘Space Force,’ which would be the first new military branch in over half a century

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday outlined the Trump administration’s plan for establishing a “Space Force,” an entirely new military branch that would defend US assets in space. There’s a great deal of scepticism surrounding President Donald Trump’s desire for a Space Force, with many in Washington questioning whether it’s […]
We’re getting the first details of Trump’s proposed ‘Space Force,’ which would be the first new military branch in over half a century
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Mattis flatly denies reports the US is planning a missile strike against Iran just days after Trump’s all-caps threat to Rouhani

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday vehemently dismissed reports in the Australian media the US military is planning a missile strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also denied the report. This all comes just days after President Donald Trump tweeted an all-caps threat directed at Iranian […]
Mattis flatly denies reports the US is planning a missile strike against Iran just days after Trump’s all-caps threat to Rouhani
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Mattis paints Putin as dire threat as Trump goes around flattering him

President Donald Trump and Defence Secretary James Mattis offered strikingly different perspectives on Russian President Vladimir Putin in the course of just a few hours on Friday. Trump said it’s “possible” he could meet with Putin this summer and downplayed Russia’s role in the annexation of Crimea. Meanwhile, Mattis slammed […]
Mattis paints Putin as dire threat as Trump goes around flattering him
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Trump says the US ‘will take care of’ North Korea’s latest ICBM launch

President Donald Trump said that he discussed North Korea’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile with the military. “I will only tell you that we will take care of it,” Trump said. Initial estimates show that the missile could have reached the highest altitude yet from the country’s missile program. President Donald […]
Trump says the US ‘will take care of’ North Korea’s latest ICBM launch
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