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James Mattis, Outspoken Ex-Marine, Is Trump’s Choice as Defense Secretary

NYTimes.com Friday, 2 December 2016 ()
The retired general once led the United States Central Command, but his tour was cut short by the Obama administration, which believed he was too hawkish on Iran.
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News video: Former Special Forces Officer: Gen. Mattis Left 'My Men to Die'

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Former Army Special Forces Officer Jason Amerine took to Facebook Friday morning, accusing retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, Donald Trump's choice for defense secretary, of "leaving my men to die" after they were hit by friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2001.

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