Europe responds with alarm to US defence secretary's resignation

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European ministers fearful over withdrawal of US troops from Syria and Afghanistan

Europe responded with a mixture of panic, disorientation and frantic steps to limit the damage after the resignation of US defence secretary, James Mattis.

Mattis’s decision to quit the administration came after Donald Trump confirmed he was ending all US military operations in Syria. He is also reportedly planning to halve the US troop presence in Afghanistan.

Related: James Mattis helped keep Trump in check. The world will miss him | Peter Beaumont

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