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The President of the United States Donald trump ran into difficulties when searching for a new head of the Pentagon. Two people refused to take this position after the resignation of James Mattis, according to Politico.
According to the newspaper, the head of state offered to take the post of head of military Department former Senator-the Republican from Arizona, John Kyle and retired General Jack Keane, who often advises trump. The latter has already recommended for the post in 2016, but he also refused.
Both did not want to comment.
Earlier it was reported that the acting head of the Pentagon temporarily appointed first Deputy Minister of defense Patrick Shanahan.
On 21 December it became known that holding a post of the head of the Pentagon James Mattis made the decision to leave the position. This is due to outstanding disagreements with the President, the official letter to the head of state.
James Mattis was the head of the Pentagon 20 Jan 2017. Prior to that, he served in the marine corps of the United States, participated in military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Mattis also headed the modernization of the armed forces of NATO and headed the Central command of the armed forces of the United States, which is in charge of operations in the regions of Middle East, East Africa and Central Asia.
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