Retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis, the president-elect’s nominee for defense secretary, during a meeting on Capitol Hill. For one, the legislation for Mattis does not name him specifically, providing the waiver only to “the first person appointed” as defense secretary. Democrats believe Mattis explicitly should be exempt from military law if his going to be defense secretary, Youngsmith said. Related on Checkpoint:As a general, Mattis urged action against Iran. As a defense secretary, he may be a voice of caution.
Source: Washington Post January 11, 2017 20:13 UTC