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I'm Steve she'd take us we'll get back to the world in just a moment. But first some headlines and some breaking news that we're watching today it came without warning today and from a tweet by the commander in chief Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he's resigning and the announcement comes just a day after President Donald Trump overruled his advice against pulling troops out of Syria. It also comes after the president pressed forward on discussions to withdraw forces from Afghanistan. David welna covers national security for NPR. I think that if you look at Madison's resignation letter he's a bit elliptical about things. But he does say, and I'm quoting now, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively in the world without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to those allies. He seems to be referring to to a certain degree of allies. That's NPR's David welna, whom we will hear from later. This hour on KCRW Mattis, perhaps is the most respected foreign policy official in the administration. He'll leave by the end of February. After a couple of tumultuous years struggling to soften even moderate the president's hard line, sometimes sharply changing policy. So you'll hear more about that coming up later on in the hour on this program. A woman from Yemen who fought for the right to see her dying. Son has arrived in the bay area shaima sway law looked overwhelmed as her family greeted her at San Francisco airport last night. This is difficult time for our family. We are blessed to be together. That's Ali Hassan. Swallows.

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