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Mattis as Defense Secretary: What it Means for Us, the Military, and for Trump

Posted December 2nd, 2016 at 10:15 am (UTC-4)
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Mattis says what he thinks. That is President-elect Trump’s reputation, but I think the fact of the matter is Trump actually says what sounds good. There’s a big difference….  He is a rarity in that he is a genuine strategic thinker, pushing himself and others to stretch their minds. This tendency is not always welcomed.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter on New Timetable for US Military in Afghanistan

Posted October 15th, 2015 at 7:09 pm (UTC-4)
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Carter said the decision to delay withdrawal of American troops sends “a strong message to the international community that the United States is committed to Afghanistan.”