US President-elect Donald Trump names General James “Mad Dog” Mattis because “He’s our best”. General Mattis is well-known for his stance on Iran, viewing it as “the single most enduring threat to stability and peace in the Middle East.”
During his speech in Ohio, US President-elect Donald Trump said “He’s the closest thing to General George Patton that we have” the reference being a World War Two Commander who has performed beyond expectations during the Great Second War.
Part of his speech scathed rival Democrat Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton to which the crowd reacted with scalding remarks such as “lock her up” chants from the crowed. His speech also showed his perspective regarding his co-party’s lack of support for his victory.
General Mattis is a retired Marine Corps officer that led a battalion during the first Gulf war in 1991. Post-war, he returned to active duty as a task force commander in Southern Afghanistan during 2001’s war on terror. He had also been part of the Iraq invasion in 2003, playing a huge role in the victory of Fallujah against Iraqi insurgents.
According to Republican Senator John McCain — now the chairman of the armed services committee — “He (General Mattias) is without a doubt one of the finest military officers of his generation” and said Mattis is an inspiration among his troops.