"There doesn’t seem to be any strategic rationale for the decision."
When Trump finds himself embarrassed by someone, his go-to response is to claim he has never heard of them.
Typically, Trump didn’t inform Jim Mattis himself of the decision to speed up the defense secretary's removal but ordered Mike Pompeo to call him.
Former Defense Secretary William Cohen accused Trump of "betraying our interests" in is treatment of allies and adversaries.
Many have believed Mattis has protected the country from the worst of the president's impulses.
On Wednesday, The Daily Beast reported that Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) made a massive purchase of stock in a defense contractor shortly after the negotiation of a massive increase in Pentagon spending.
Trump is expected to extend the deployment of troops to the southern border until January.
As a result of Trump's racist pre-election border stunt, thousands of troops must spend Thanksgiving away from their families.
Everything about this order is strange and ominous.