DNI Coats Statement on the Resignation of Secretary Mattis

DNI Coats Statement on the Resignation of Secretary Mattis

Friday, 21 December 2018 10:15

DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
WASHINGTON, DC 20511

 

December 21, 2018

 

DNI Coats Statement on the Resignation of Secretary Mattis

 

 
I was deeply saddened to learn the news that General Mattis will resign from his post as Secretary of Defense at the end of February.


As Director of National Intelligence, I have had the unique privilege to be part of our Nation's National Security Team, and to work with Jim Mattis on issues of critical importance to our national defense. The experience and sound judgement that Secretary Mattis has brought to our decision-making process is invaluable. His leadership of our military won the admiration of our troops and respect of our allies and adversaries.


In every aspect, Jim Mattis is a national treasure. He will be sorely missed. Thank you, Jim, for your lifetime of service to our nation.


Daniel R. Coats, Director of National Intelligence