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7 Things to Know About Secretary of Defense Nominee James Mattis

Retired Marine General James N. Mattis, named on Thursday as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Defense, is a larger-than-life figure with a fascinating career. Following are some choice details from his biography, and some lines of attack the Trump team might want to be on guard against.

U.S. Military Declares 12 Missing Marines Dead

The 12 Marines who went missing after their two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters apparently crashed off the coast of Hawaii during a nighttime training mission last Thursday evening have officially been declared dead.

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Marine Discharged for Warning of Afghan Police Chief’s Rape of Boys

Maj. Jason Brezler is being kicked out of the military after more than 15 years of service for warning fellow Marines in 2012 that a Taliban-linked Afghan police commander working at their post in southern Afghanistan was corrupt and sexually abusing boys, the Washington Post recently reported.

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Report: U.S. Marines An Ideal Force to Use Against Boko Haram

The U.S. Marines, with more than a decade of experience with counterinsurgency (COIN) in Iraq and Afghanistan, could prove to be an important asset in working to contain and eventually defeat the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram, reports the Marine Corps Times.

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Two Marines Killed in Military Training Accident

Two Marines were killed late Friday afternoon when a Third Marine Aircraft Wing UH-1Y Huey helicopter conducting training crashed. The accident occurred at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California.