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What It Takes To Run The Military, And Why Mattis Is Perfect
In an exclusive interview with Task & Purpose, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta explains what it takes to lead the Defense Department, and why James Mattis will excel.
President-elect Donald Trump greets retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, right, as he announces him as his Defense Secretary at a rally at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
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Is The Mattis-Trump Honeymoon Over?
A new report in The Washington Post suggests tension between retired Marine Gen. James Mattis and the Trump administration.
Lieutenant Gen. James N. Mattis, Commanding General, U.S. Marine Forces Central Command and I Marine Expeditionary Force, visits with a Marine at Camp Taqaddum's Shock and Surgical Trauma Platoon facility on Sep. 13, 2006.
Leadership
15 Things Mattis Taught Me About Real Leadership
Mad Dog is the wrong nickname for a man who never yells and supports his people first, last, and always.
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For Some Reason, Mattis Likes To Wear His Flak Jacket Backward
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, soon to be our next secretary of defense, has worn his flak jacket backward on at least two visits to Afghanistan.
Rep. Ruben Gallego, gestures to other freshman members as they arrive early on the House steps for the House Democratic Caucus media event "to commemorate the fifth anniversary of President Obama signing into law the Affordable Care Act" on March 24, 2015.
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A Former Enlisted Marine Congressman Vows To Stop Mattis
Ruben Gallego, a Marine veteran and congressman, will oppose a waiver for retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to serve as Secretary of Defense.
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. and Gen. James N. Mattis, the commander of U.S. Central Command attend a memorial ceremony at ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 10, 2013.
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Under SecDef Mattis, ‘Fighting Joe’ Dunford Could Keep His Job As Joint Chiefs Chair
Gen. Joseph Dunford’s term is set to expire next year.
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter was a guest on “Late Night With Seth Meyer” on Oct. 13 and gave the host a unique tour of the Pentagon.
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Seth Meyers And Ash Carter Spend A Day Doing ‘Pentagon Stuff’
In a special “Late Night With Seth Meyers” segment, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter revealed what really goes on in the windowless halls of the Pentagon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work delivers remarks to members of the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies, in London, Sept. 10, 2015.
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Top Military Official Describes How Much ‘It Really Sucks’ To Be ISIS Right Now
According to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, ISIS is getting attacked relentlessly from the air, land, and now the cyberworld.
In this May 2013 photo, then-Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter, speaks with U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Ron Lewis, during a visit at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Laghman province, Afghanistan.
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Ash Carter Confirmed As The New Secretary Of Defense
For the new secretary of defense, his ability to stand up against pressure from the White House is most important.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter talks with officers describing the area as he is given an aerial tour aboard a Sikorsky H-60 during a visit to Camp Lemonnier, Dijbouti, May 11, 2013. DoD Photo By Glenn Fawcett
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Who Is Ash Carter And Why Does He Make Sense As Defense Secretary?
In these days of international turmoil and budget woes, Ash Carter may be exactly what the Department of Defense needs.