Wall Street Journal: Donald Trump Considering Retired General James Mattis for Defense Chief
Retired Marine general has long voiced concerns about the security threat posed by Iran.
WASHINGTON—President-elect Donald Trump is considering several retired military generals as possible picks to be secretary of defense, people knowledgeable about the transition process said.
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, a former war commander who has long voiced concerns about the security threat posed by Iran, is among those being considered. Gen. Mattis is expected to visit with Mr. Trump in New Jersey, transition officials said Friday.
Gen. Mattis didn’t respond to attempts to reach him for comment.
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Update #1: Trump to meet with Mattis on Saturday (Politico)
Update #2: Donald Trump to meet with Retired Marine General James Mattis for SECDEF (SOFREP).
Update #3: Legendary Marine General to Meet with Trump Amid SecDef Talk (Military.com)
WNU Editor: I would be shocked if he is chosen as Secretary of Defense. President-Elect Trump is also considering the following names for the top job at the Pentagon .... Trump considering Petraeus, others for Pentagon chief: WSJ (Reuters).