Retired General Mattis Picked by Trump for Defense Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday that he will nominate General James Mattis, a career U.S. Marine and a hawk on Iran, as the nation’s 26th defense secretary.

Trump made the announcement at a rally in Cincinnati after telling the audience: “Don’t let it outside of this room. Promise?" Trump called Mattis “one of our great, great, great generals” and referred to him by his nickname: "Mad Dog."

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