Fraying Ties With Trump Put Mattis’ Fate in Doubt

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Mattis, the former head of U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, brought briefing folders with him, aides said, to help explain the military’s shared “ready to fight tonight”

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WASHINGTON D.C.? ‘ Back when their relationship was fresh and new, and President Donald Trump still called his defense secretary “Mad Dog” a nickname Jim Mattis detests ? the wiry retired Marine general often took a dinner break to eat burgers with his boss in the White House residence.

Mattis, the former head of U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, brought briefing folders with him, aides said, to help explain the military’s shared “ready to fight tonight” strategy with South Korea, and why the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has long been viewed as central to protecting the United States. Using his folksy manner, Mattis talked the president out of ordering torture against terrorism detainees and persuaded him to send thousands more American troops to Afghanistan ? all without igniting the public Twitter castigations that have plagued other national security officials.

  • Date: 2018-09-15T14:21:00Z-04
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