George Patton

Trump taps 'Mad Dog' Mattis for defense secretary

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said Dec. 1 that he has picked the tough-talking retired general James Mattis to be his defense secretary as he kicked off his post-election "thank you tour" by railing against globalization, promising the return of manufacturing jobs to American workers, and vowing to shut U.S. borders to some Middle East migrants.