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Donald Trump picks James Mattis for defense secretary

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Friday, 2 December 2016 ()

US president-Elect says he will appoint a retired general renowned for his tough talk as defense secretary.
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President-elect Donald Trump has picked retired General James "Mad Dog" Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. The four-star general is a career Marine who has been critical of the Iran nuclear deal and U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. Photo: Getty Images

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