James N. Mattis: A Great Leader – and Follower

Some six hours ago I posted the previous blog, “Four Followers. Feeble? Or Fearless”?

Now, moments ago, I learned that the Secretary of Defense, James N. Mattis, is stepping down from his position. Moreover, he made clear in his letter of resignation that he is quitting his post as an act of protest.

Mattis has been a great leader. Now he has added to his roster of brilliant accomplishments being a great follower. One who refuses to “obey leaders who give bad orders – particularly when such orders are thought likely to have deadly consequences.”

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