General Mattis as Secretary of Defense. Seems logical from my armchair or couch. He has experience in combat, his Marines adored him and he has bipartisan support. Angering the Obama administration by fighting social re-engineering for his Marines is a feature not a bug to me. He has experience in the field and behind a desk which would balance out the inexperience of Mr. Trump regarding our service men and women. Some Democrats are still pushing their personal agendas ahead of all logic and common sense.
One big issue stands between Mattis and the Sec Def position: The National Security Act of 1947. Mattis retired in 2013 and the Secretary of Defense was required to be out of uniform for seven years. However, Iran and Russia and ISIS are threats and Mattis is just the man to meet these threats. Mattis gave his vision for the military here
Mattis vowed to strengthen the military if confirmed for top Pentagon position. He also acknowledged “an increasing number of areas where we will have to confront Russia.”
By now you’re probably aware of President-Elect Donald Trump’s announcement that Gen. James Mattis is his pick for Secretary of Defense. In case you missed it, here’s…