Trump to nominate Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as secretary of defense

Trump to nominate Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as secretary of defense

December 1st, 2016 by Associated Press in National Political

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President-elect Donald Trump says he will nominate retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to lead the Defense Department.

Trump made the announcement during a post-election victory rally Thursday in Cincinnati.

Mattis retired in 2013 after serving as the commander of the U.S. Central Command.

In a tweet Sunday, Trump referred to Mattis by his nickname "Mad Dog" and described him as "A true General's General!"


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