The Marine Corps has released a new video of retired Gen. James Mattis fielding questions from the likes of Sepia Allthethings, Philly Best, and Hey Del Bono on topics ranging from military leadership, to literature, to lessons learned during the Second Battle of Fallujah.
Silly aliases aside — “Where do you guys get these names?” Mad Dog asks, twice — the 16-minute video brims with hard-earned, unfiltered wisdom drawn from the general’s long and celebrated career, which lasted from 1969 to 2013.
“Nothing, nothing really can stop us,” says the former leader of U.S. Central Command. “We just don’t take refuge in self-pity or any of that kind of stuff. So, as a result, the Marine Corps remains a very feared organization in this world, as it should be.”
President Donald Trump hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday with a letter saying he was "sorry to inform" her that her trip to Brussels, Belgium and Afghanistan would be canceled due to the government shutdown, just one day after Pelosi proposed cancelling the State of the Union address for similar reasons.
Marine Corps drill instructor R. Lee Ermey in his iconic role in 'Full Metal Jacket' (Warner Bros.)
Retired Marine Staff Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, the legendary Marine drill instructor turned iconic Full Metal Jacket actor who died last year, will be formally laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Jan. 18, according to the cemetery's web site.