Donald Trump holds meetings at the Trump International Golf Club on Nov. 19, 2016.
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Mattis Becomes The First Official Member Of Trump’s Administration
The retired Marine Corps general was confirmed as Secretary of Defense, and is the first cabinet appointee to be confirmed.
Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis listens to questions from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., about his views on women and gays serving in the military, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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LGBT Advocates Liked What They Heard From Mattis
Gen. James Mattis' stance has evolved since 2014.
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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.
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks to the Center for Strategic and International Studies dinner  and meeting in Washington, D.C., October 4, 2012.
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Leon Panetta On Why Civilian Control Of The Military Is Important
In an exclusive interview with Task & Purpose, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta explains why it’s important for civilians to maintain control of the military.
Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of defense, arrives for a meeting with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee which would conduct Mattis’ confirmation hearing, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017.
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Mattis’ Confirmation Hearing Is This Week
Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis will face two hearings to be confirmed as America’s new defense secretary.
at the clubhouse of Trump International Golf Club, in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Gen. Donald Trump holds meetings at the Trump International Golf Club, Bedminster Township, New Jersey, USA - 19 Nov 2016 Mattis is rumored to be a strong candidate for Secretary of Defense in the incoming Trump Administration.
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Mattis To Be Named Secretary Of Defense
Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis will be Donald Trump’s Secretary of Defense.
Marines pose with General James Mattis, Commanding General, CENTCOM, at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, May 8, 2011. S.K. Vemmer/Dep
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Being SecDef Could Ruin Mattis’ Legacy
Though many see Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as perfect for Defense secretary, there are some downsides too.
Left: Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, smiles as he speaks during a change of command ceremony at U.S. Southern Command, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Right: Marine Gen. James Mattis pauses before the start of a Senate Armed Services committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
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Retired Marine Generals Mattis and Kelly Recommend Each Other For Defense Secretary
When meeting with Trump, each general recommended the other for the position of secretary of Defense, The Washington Post reports.
Gen. James Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, speaks with General Walter Natynczyk, Chief of the Defense Staff, Canada, before the start of the second day of the 7th International Institute for Strategic Studies Regional Security Summit, the Manama Dialogue Dec. 4, 2010, at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa.
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Here’s What Mattis Actually Needs In Order To Be SecDef
Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis is a top contender for Defense Secretary.
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command visits with Marines stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait on Feb. 26, 2011.
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Mattis Could Be Trump’s Defense Secretary
Despite rumors to the contrary, Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis is still being considered for a role in Trump’s administration.