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James Mattis on Homeland Security

 

 


Bring business reforms to the Department of Defense

Mattis commented on military spending in his opening remarks, saying that one of his top priorities as secretary of defense will be "to bring business reforms to the Department of Defense by instilling budget discipline and holding our leaders accountable." He added, "I will be committed to earning the trust and confidence of the Congress--and the American people--that the Department is the best possible steward of taxpayer money."
Source: Ballotpedia.org: 2017 Trump transition confirmation hearings , Jan 13, 2017

Don't revisit old issues; let women in combat roles

Highlights from Mattis' confirmation hearings:

Mattis said that he had no intention of revisiting the Obama administration's decisions on social issues at the Defense Department, like the opening of combat roles to women.

Source: N.Y. Times on 2017 Trump transition Confirmation Hearings , Jan 12, 2017

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