REPORT: Trump Has Picked The Secretary of Defense

REPORT: Trump Has Picked The Secretary of Defense

I don’t think I could be any more excited about this, lest I explode into a million happy little pieces. General James Mattis has seen battle and death, and knows better than perhaps anyone what is needed to win a war, even if it’s not pretty.

Mattis is among some of the most highly-respected veterans in the nation and is arguably one of the most bad ass Marines to ever live. The fact that Donald Trump picked him and not some pencil-pusher to be Secretary of Defense alone should prove he plans to get things done.

At any rate, ISIS will be exterminated by sunrise, the day after inauguration.


People close to the Trump transition team have announced that President-elect Donald Trump has officially decided to make retired Marine General James “Mad Dog” Mattis his Secretary of Defense. Though the official announcement was not expected until some time next week, these people were probably as excited as I am and simply couldn’t contain themselves.

Mattis is exactly what America needs right now after 8 years of lukewarm responses to ISIS and other examples of Islamic terror. While Trump is Commander-in-Chief and ultimately has final say in how our military will conduct itself, he is certainly going to have excellent council.

As of right now, however, Mad Dog is facing a little bit of a problem, which can easily be taken care of when Trump takes office. The Washington Post has more:

To take the job, Mattis will need Congress to pass new legislation to bypass a federal law stating that defense secretaries must not have been on active duty in the previous seven years. Congress has granted a similar exception just once, when Gen. George C. Marshall was appointed to the job in 1950.

Mattis, 66, retired as the chief of U.S. Central Command in spring 2013 after serving more than four decades in the Marine Corps. He is known as one of the most influential military leaders of his generation, serving as a strategic thinker while occasionally drawing rebukes for his aggressive talk. Since retiring, he has served as a consultant and as a visiting fellow with the Hoover Institution, a think tank at Stanford University.

I find this to be a non-issue that will immediately be resolved once Trump is officially the President of the United States. Unless and until another complication arises, I’ll be celebrating America’s victory today.

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