The public’s eagerness to see a general impose order on the White House—with the president’s blessing, no less—represents a potentially dangerous bargain.
President Trump clearly lacks elementary prudence or self-discipline. But the voters chose him, and the Constitution doesn’t give us any way around them.
Defense Secretary James Mattis squandered an opportunity to start molding a strategic doctrine that would focus on the goal of isolating political Islam.
BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith declared on Monday that James Mattis, Trump’s pick to run the Pentagon, must respond to questions about random Internet memes on fake news sites.
Federal law currently bars James Mattis from taking the job of defense secretary. Congress should change that.
Ben Domenech is joined by Senior Contributor Allysen Efferson on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour.
To Marines, Gen. James Mattis is the finest of our tribal elders. The rest of the world, very soon, will know how truly gifted he is.
If appointed defense secretary, ret. Gen. James Mattis could help overcome the political correctness that prevents us from discussing Islamism.
The larger reason for the dearth of generals in American political leadership has to do with the way we wage war today.
The great challenge for America is that men like General James Mattis don’t want to run for political office. And who could blame them?
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