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Relations may be souring between President-elect Donald Trump and the legendary Marine general he has tapped to be his secretary of defense, Marine Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis.

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Legendary retired Marine Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis is possibly the most quoted general of the post-9/11 era. Perhaps his most cited quote is the maxim, “Be polite, be professional, and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.”

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