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General James Mattis: a 'Mad Dog' with a big library

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Friday, 2 December 2016 ()

WASHINGTON - Retired general James "Mad Dog" Mattis -- who for years oversaw US war efforts in the Middle East and was tapped Thursday by President-elect Donald Trump as his new defense secretary -- did not come by his nickname lightly.
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