President Trump Thursday said on Thursday that Defense Secretary James Mattis will declare a decision after joining the presidential outgoing cabinet members in February.
Mattis will go down "with variation" by serving in his role for two years, the President said on Twitter.
"During the gym's tenure, overwhelming progress has been made, especially in the purchase of new combat equipment," Trump Tweeted. "General Metis was a big help to me to pay my share of military responsibilities to fellow and other nations. The new Secretary of Defense will be named soon. I thank the gym for their service!"
After the announcement, Pantago presented a copy of the letter signed by Mattis.
Matees wrote that in his role of defense secretary he has been given "privilege to serve" and thereby acknowledged the record of the department during his time.
In a letter to Trump, Mateys admitted that strong country relies on the "broad" network of connectivity, and it must be "definite and clear" in the respective countries having strategic differences, in the context of China and Russia.
"Metis wrote," Because you have the right to be a defense secretary, ideas on these and other topics are aligned better than you, I think it is right for me to step down from my position. "
His departure date will be February 28, 2019, he noted that he should give sufficient time to appoint and administer the President and the Department.
U.S. officials assured that one day after Mattis resigns, Trump's administration plans to stretch 2,000 US troops from Syria.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Fox News & # 39; Lucas Palillins contributed to this report.