James Mattis Quotes

If you don't fund the State Department fully, then I need to buy more ammunition ultimately. So I think it's a cost-benefit ratio. The more that we put into the State Department's diplomacy, hopefully the less we have to put into a military budget as we deal with the outcome of an apparent American withdrawal from the international scene.

 
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James Mattis, National Security Advisory Council meeting, 2017

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James Mattis
James Mattis
  • Born: September 8, 1950
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Military, Marine, US Secretary of Defense

James Norman "Jim" Mattis is the 26th and current United States Secretary of Defense, serving in the Trump administration, and a retired United States Marine Corps general. He previously served as the 11th Commander of United States Central Command, the Unified Combatant Command responsible for American military operations in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, and Central Asia, from August 11, 2010, to March 22, 2013. Mattis was confirmed 98–1 by the United States Senate on January 20, 2017, the first member of President Trump's cabinet to be confirmed.

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