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Trump Considers Two Former Generals for Defense Secretary

  • Flynn offered national security adviser job by president-elect
  • Giuliani leading candidate for secretary of state, person says
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Two former generals are in contention for defense secretary in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration: James Mattis and Jack Keane, who served as an informal adviser to Hillary Clinton, according to a person involved in the transition.

Trump is seeking to build out his national security team, having offered the job of national security adviser to retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency and a key military surrogate throughout his campaign, according to the person.