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James Webb likely to replace Mattis

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US is reportedly considering appointing former of the Navy, James Webb, as the next of Defence.

will be replacing James Mattis, who resigned from the post in December last year, citing differences with Trump on major Defence policies, reports

Webb, a former Democrat from may be asked to overlook the US troop exit from and Afghanistan, if appointed to the post.

Currently, Patrick Shanahan, a former has been overlooking operations at the as the acting US of Defence.

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First Published: Fri, January 04 2019. 14:45 IST
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