General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Emphasizes Climate Change Threatens World Peace

Zachary Volkert - Author

Dec. 27 2017, Updated 3:37 a.m. ET

General James “Mad Dog” Mattis was perhaps the least controversial pick in Donald Trump’s entire cabinet when he was selected as U.S. Defense Secretary.

His credentials, at the very least, were not to be argued. General Mattis was selected by Barack Obama to replace David Petraeus as the Commander of U.S. Central Command in 2010, but it was long before that he garnered his reputation as a “Mad Dog” of the armed forces.

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It would seem that “Mad Dog” Mattis‘ reputation for being brash also holds up when reporting to his appointee. He has not been shy about publicly disagreeing with Trump on several key issues, but one of the most surprising to date is a break on what many have seemed as an antagonistic attitude toward the science on climate change in the new administration.


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