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US Senate amends law to make Mattis Pentagon head
11:19, 13 January 2017
US Senate amends law to make Mattis Pentagon head

The exception that will be done for the General was earlier adopted only once

11:19, 13 January 2017

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US Senate Committee on Armed Services, the Senate in general and U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee adopted a draft on making an exception from current law that will give “green light” for James Mattis on the way to become the head of Pentagon. Earlier US President-elect Donald Trump proposed to assign him on this position.

This was reported by Radio Svoboda.

The House of Representatives will vote for this draft today, on January 13.

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This one-time exception will be made for General Mattis, the “Mad Dog” from the law that forbids assigning former military officers that resigned less than seven years before the assignment. Mattis resigned in 2013, says the message.

Such exception was made only once before, it is noted.

Earlier it was reported that  Trump's Pentagon choice James Mattis said US needed to be ready to confront Russia. James Mattis called Russia one of the US biggest threats.      

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