Dec 03, 2016

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis appointed US Defence Secretary

US President Donald Trump has named retired marine General James Mattis to serve as the Secretary Defence.

Mattis nicknamed “Mad Dog” is well respected within the military circles for his wit and bluntness which has earned him esteem within the military.

Trump made the announcement at an Ohio rally on the first day for his “thank you tour”, adding that he is the most suitable candidate for this post.

Mattis was highly critical of the Obama administration as well as the policies regarding Iran.

He said Mattis was the only man who can be compared to George S. Patton, America's greatest combat general of the Second World War.