McClatchy | Trump taps retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary

james-mattis-200x200Trump taps retired Gen. ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as defense secretary

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump will nominate retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, who led operations across the Middle East, to be secretary of defense. Mattis, 66, served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than four decades. Originally from Pullman, Wash., he enlisted in 1969 and went on to serve in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. He…




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