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Why Mattis left Trump administration--but won't criticize it

Clip: 09/02/2019 | 12m 35s | Video has closed captioning.

Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis served as President Trump’s first defense secretary, resigning his post in protest after Trump announced he would pull U.S. forces out of Syria. Now, Mattis has written a book, “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead.” He talks to Judy Woodruff about his philosophy of leadership and why he’s reluctant to weigh in on current policy from outside the administration.

Aired: 09/02/19

Rating: NR

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