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Mattis’ resignation raises questions over US foreign policy

Along with the unexpected withdrawal from Syria and possibly Afghanistan, the resignation of the US defence chief leaves leaders and pundits unsure about the direction of Trump’s foreign policy.

It’s been a turbulent week in Washington with the resignation of US Defense Secretary James Mattis dividing the president and senior Republican Party figures.

Trump’s surprise withdrawal of American forces from Syria and reports of a similar departure from Afghanistan are raising big questions in Washington about US foreign policy.

Al Jazeera’s Shehab Ritansi reports from Washington.