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Pentagon Confirms Mattis Resigns Effective Feb. 28

President Trump tweeted on Thursday that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will retire "with distinction" at the end of February. Shortly after, the Pentagon released a letter of resignation from Mattis addressed to the President.

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David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.

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