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0748, 02 Dec 16

“Mad Dog” Mattis to Be Defense Secretary

Another great pick.

US President-elect Donald Trump has named Gen James Mattis, a former marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as his defence secretary.

“He’s our best,” Mr Trump said, as he announced his pick in a speech in Ohio.

Gen Mattis, who is known as “Mad Dog”, was an outspoken critic of the Obama administration’s Middle East policy, particularly on Iran.

He has referred to Iran as “the single most enduring threat to stability and peace in the Middle East”.


0748, 02 December 2016

1 Comment

  1. Le Roi du Nord

    Maybe.  My nephew is an ex Marine ( 1 tour in Iraq, 1 in Afganistan).  He says that Mad Dog is “all show, no go”, and not well respected by front line officers and NCOs because he shows no respect for them.  I remember guys like that in VN that would never stick their nose in harms way, yet were quick to be a tough guy in the OC.   Like all of the picks we’ll have to wait a while to see how this turns out.  .

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