The U.S. Department of defense during the presidency of Donald trump can lead the retired General-marine James Mattis, who called Russia’s aggression against Ukraine in Crimea and the Donbass «is much more acute, much more serious» than that considered by Washington and the European Union.
According to «Voice of America» Mattis should meet with trump on Saturday, November 19, the group of candidates for Ministerial posts in a future administration.
Mattis served in the U.S. Armed forces for 34 years and has the status of a living legend among the U.S. military. It from 2010 to 2013 he headed the Central command of the Armed forces of the United States, occupied leading positions in the American army and led the first marine division of the United States in Iraq. Has a reputation as an intellectual, a popular leader and a strong but attentive to the subordinate leader.
It is believed that the post of head of the Central command of the U.S. armed forces Mattis was forced to leave because of disagreement with the administration of Barack Obama over policy towards Iran. The military allegedly «forced» from office for excessive militancy.
However, he has two nicknames: «Mad dog» and «Warrior-monk». The latter is due to the fact that the bachelor-the military has devoted his life to the army.
The retired General criticized the current US President for an alleged lack of military support of allies and stated that America suffers a «strategic atrophy».
«In the Crimea and in Ukraine there is a war,» said Mattis.
«Russia’s actions in Ukraine, I think, perhaps, the most dangerous situation of potential crisis for the entire region,» said Mattis in may 2015 during a speech at The Heritage Foundation.
Then the General was warned of the danger of Russian nationalism, which supports the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
«People ask, and not come down to whether the mind is Putin, not if he lost his mind? In my opinion, the problem is not just Putin, but in Russia in General. They say that as soon as Putin leaves, the better. I think it’s a dream,» said Mattis.
«Putin goes to bed, knowing that he can break all the rules, and the West will still try to play by the rules. This is a very dangerous dichotomy,» said Mattis.
He also noted that «Russia does not consider the neighborhood with the democratic countries positive. She wants to ensure security for itself, sowing instability around.»
It is noteworthy that, in the opinion of the candidate on a post of the Minister of defense, in the future Russia could be threatened with collapse.
As reported, according to CNN for the position of Secretary of defense (Minister of defense) was considered the candidacy of former Senator from the state of Missouri Jim Talenta, a former Senator from Arizona , John kila and member of the house of representatives from California, Duncan hunter.
In addition, according to The New York Times, this post is still considered the candidacy of Senator Kelly Eyott and former adviser to US President George Bush on national security Stephen Hadley.
Also called the names of the Senator from Alabama Jeff Sesenta and former Director of the defense Intelligence Michael Flynn, but according to recent reports, trump, they were offered the post of attorney General and adviser to the President on national security in the White House, respectively.
And the post of Secretary of state at the same time expect John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani and MITT Romney.
The Pentagon can lead the General, who called Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is «much more acute» than believe in the United States 19.11.2016