Trump names Gen James 'Mad Dog' Mattis as defence secretary
US President-elect Donald Trump has named General James Mattis as his defence secretary.
"He's our best," Mr Trump said, as he announced the nomination to a rally of supporters in Ohio.
Gen Mattis, who is known as "Mad Dog", was an outspoken critic of the Obama administration's Middle East policy, particularly on Iran.
He has referred to Iran as "the single most enduring threat to stability and peace in the Middle East".
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