Thursday, December 01, 2016

"Mad Dog" Mattis to be Trump SecDef

Donald Trump has picked retired Marine general James "Mad Dog" Mattis to be his secretary of defense, he'll replace Ivy Leaguer Ash Carter, the type of bureaucratic wonk Barack Obama loves. Trump is following up on his promise, again, to Make America Great Again.

There is one minor complication, Mattis has been retired from the military for four years and the law requires that ex-military SecDef appointees be seven years removed from active duty. Congress will likely approve a waiver.

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