The Minister of defense of the United States will be retired General James Mattis.
The US President-elect Donald trump will appoint the Minister of defense, retired marine General James Mattis.
The politician confirmed this, speaking on the evening of 1 December in the city of Cincinnati (Ohio) on first post-election meeting with his supporters.
“Now it’s not official yet, but Monday I will nominate General Mattis to head the Pentagon. He’s great,” said trump.
The General came in Bedminster November 17, and spoke with trump for more than an hour. Following the meeting, trump said that the General “brilliant, lovely man”.
Mattis served in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq, earned the nickname “Mad dog” for an uncompromising attitude towards Islamic extremists.
The candidates for Ministers should be approved by the Senate. However, in the case of Mattis require additional resolution of the Upper house of Congress. In the USA there is a law according to which only persons seven years were not in military service, may be appointed to the post of defense Minister. Mattis retired in 2013.
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