Gen. Jim Mattis, former secretary of defense, is releasing a book this summer, but made clear that it will not be a “tell-all” about his time in the Trump administration.
The book will be titled “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead,” and it will focus on Mattis‘s lengthy military experience, as well as the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (RELATED: Mattis Delivers Final Message To Military: ‘Keep The Faith In Our Country’)
“My purpose in writing this book is to convey some of the lessons I learned in 43 years of service for those who might benefit, whether in the military or in civilian life,” Mattis said in a statement, according to AP.
Mattis went on to explain why his book is not intended to be about Trump.
“I’m old-fashioned: I don’t write about sitting presidents, so those looking for a tell-all will be disappointed. I want to pass on the lessons and experiences that prepared me for challenges I could not anticipate, not take up the hot political rhetoric of our day,” Mattis continued.
Mattis resigned as defense secretary in Dec. 2018, allegedly after a series of foreign policy disagreements with the president. (RELATED: Mattis Is On His Way Out, But He Still Spent Christmas In The Trenches For His Troops)
“Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position,” Mattis wrote in his resignation letter.
Mattis was reportedly displeased with Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan, moves that Trump announced just days before Mattis quit.
Mattis opposed Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as well as his decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.