James Mattis as Defense Secretary? One national security expert disagrees

Dec 2, 2016
Dr. Erin Simpson respects Mattis, but doesn’t think he’s a good fit for Defense Secretary.
BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: (L to R) President-elect Donald Trump speaks as he stands with retired United States Marine Corps general James Mattis after their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.

 
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