“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.” General Mattis to his Marines in Iraq
President Elect Trump could do far worse than General Mattis as Secretary of Defense. Stephen Green makes a good point about General Mattis, he is a winner and expert in his profession (which is the type of guy Donald Trump respects) and he can hold his own with President Trump.Of course, there is a legislative hurdle that needs to be over come (assuming President Elect Trump taps Mattis for the job).
An interesting piece, given Thomas Ricks is no fan of Donald Trump, but a fan of Mattis. He makes the case Mattis brings a certain hubris to the job.
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