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Mattis Resigns: Trump’s Foreign Policy Afterward

December 21, 2018

Episode Notes:

Amidst the Trump Administration's orders to rapidly withdraw from Syria and to drawdown forces in Afghanistan, U.S Secretary of Defense Jim "Mad Dog" Mattis has resigned.

Loren DeJonge Schulman, Deputy Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security, discusses Mattis' decision and how the Trump Administration's foreign policy may change.

[ 0:18 ] Introduction
[ 0:42 ] Three causes for concern
[ 3:19 ] How the Administration's decision-making will look different
[ 6:00 ] Mattis' and Trump's core worldview differences
[ 8:02 ] Mattis' legacy: the good work he accomplished while SOD