Defence Secretary Resignation.
I wrote yesterday that I feared for 2019. Of course I had no idea Defence Secretary Mattis would resign that very day. His leaving the Administration worsens the prospects for coherent, reliable and constructive relationships with our friends and allies.
It increases the likelihood of further volaitility and reinforces the hopes of our enemies.
Above all it suggests a more aberrant and conflicted White House precisely when we need all the solidity and soundness we can get to build robust understanding with new actors such as China and North Korea.
Have a good day, James.