Trump may appoint fierce Putin opponent as Head of Pentagon, - media

Source : 112 Ukraine

Position can be offered to James Mattis, who criticized Obama for lack of military support to the allies
12:09, 19 November 2016

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A retired Marine General James Mattis may take the post of Secretary of Defense in the administration of US president-elect. He has two nicknames, "Mad Dog" and "Warrior monk". He mercilessly criticized President of the USA Barack Obama for alleged lack of military support to allies.

It is reported by the "Voice of America".

Trump is scheduled to meet with James Mattis on Sunday. The billionaire will also meet with Mitt Romney, Betsy DeVos, Michel Rey, Todd Ricketts and Andrew Puzder, "Voice of America" reports with reference to the message of CNN journalist in Twitter.

It is reported that Mattis called Russian aggression against Ukraine in Crimea and Donbas "much more acute and serious" than Washington and the EU believe. It is also pointed out that the aim of President Vladimir Putin is to split NATO. "There is war in the Crimea and in Ukraine," Mattis said.

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