The Most Likely Replacements For Jim 'Mad Dog' Mattis

  • 2018-12-21
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
The Most Likely Replacements For Jim 'Mad Dog' Mattis
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The backlash from President Trump's decision to withdraw all American troops from Syria has been fierce.

Secretary of Defense and former United States Marine Corps General Jim Mattis resigned in protest over the policy dispute – becoming the first Cabinet official in 40 years to do so.

Mattis is not alone at the Pentagon in his concern over the repercussions of Trump's actions in Syria.

The question becomes, who will replace him.

The president's latest unilateral decision could make that difficult.

Fox News could not find a single military commander at the Department of Defense who supported the way Trump intends to withdraw from the Middle East. 

Mattis himself warned of the consequences of doing so in a recent interview:

"If we leave, 20-odd of the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world centered in that region, and we walk out of there, then we know what will happen. Our intelligence services are very specific that we will be under attack in a number of years."

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) concurs, fearing a rapid military drawdown would pave the way toward a second 9/11.

Still, there are a few qualified names that have come up as potential replacements to Trump's "Mad Dog." 

While some are traditional, others like #2, #3 will surprise you. Be sure to click through to the end!

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