Marginalised Mattis appears closer to exit as Trump's defence secretary

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James Mattis was left out of the loop on issues such as Iran, Korea and a new space force but his departure would alarm allies

James Mattis has lost influence in the Trump administration, and his future as US defence secretary is now in question, according to former administration officials and analysts.

His eclipse is a worrying prospect for US allies, whom Mattis has worked hard to reassure by mitigating Donald Trump’s unilateral actions and disparaging remarks with promises of sustained solidarity and cooperation.

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