James 'Mad Dog' Mattis Nominated As Trump's Secretary Of Defense
The retired four-star general is known for being a tough talker and blunt military strategist.By Lindsay Gloor | December 1, 2016
"We are going to appoint 'Mad Dog' Mattis as our secretary of defense," President-elect Donald Trump said at rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday night.
Trump "unofficially" announced his nominee for secretary of defense, retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, saying the official announcement wouldn't come until Monday.
Trump went on to compare Mattis to Gen. George Patton, saying, "He's our best" and "it's about time."