Excerpt from New York Post
Written by Daniel Halper
Donald Trump intends to nominate Gen. James Mattis, one of the most respected military men of his generation, to run the sprawling Department of Defense, it was reported Thursday.
Citing people familiar with the decision, the Washington Post said the announcement from the president-elect is expected next week.
But since a law prevents those on active duty within the last seven years from serving in a civilian post, Congress will not only have to confirm Mattis but also pass a law making an exception.
Featured Image: US Marine Corps General James Mattis waits to testify before the Senate Armed Service Committee for his reappointment to the grade of general and to be commander of the United States Central Command or CENTCOM on July 27, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Mattis was nominated to replace General David Petraeus who formally took over command of the Afghan war after Obama sacked General Stanley McChrystal over an interview to Rolling Stone magazine. (Photo Credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)