Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis, nominee for Secretary of Defense

Trump’s Cabinet: Mad Dog Mattis


President-elect Trump has nominated recently retired Marine Corps Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis for Secretary of Defense. The “recently retired” is a problem. Congress long ago determined that the U.S. military would be run by a civilian, not by a solider. Call it the Douglas MacArthur Policy, although you can trace the thinking back to…