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  • Trump's Secretary of Defense Presided Over Slaughter of Civilians in Fallujah

    By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout | News Analysis

    Gen. James Mattis at his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, July 27, 2010. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Mattis as his pick for secretary of defense. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / The New York Times) Gen. James Mattis at his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, July 27, 2010. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Mattis as his pick for secretary of defense. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / The New York Times)

    Trump's choice for secretary of defense is a general who said, "it's fun to shoot some people," but some of his positions on Iran and Israel are a little more nuanced. It's now up to the people to pressure Congress and the White House to pursue peace.

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