Trump Picks Former Marine Corps Gen. For Defense Secretary

Law360, Washington (December 1, 2016, 6:16 PM EST) -- President-elect Donald Trump has picked former Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as his administration’s secretary of defense, he announced Thursday.

Donald Trump met with James Mattis on Nov. 19, tweeting the next day that the former general was being considered as defense secretary. Above, the pair pictured at that gathering. (AP) Mattis, who retired from the military in 2013, will be nominated to oversee the U.S. Department of Defense, Trump said Thursday evening at a "thank you" rally in Cincinnati, saying a more formal announcement would...
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