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Congress removed restrictions to Mattis about the post of the head of the Pentagon

James Mattis

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The house of representatives was passed by the legislative act, which exceptionally allows to General James Mattis to be the new Secretary of defense.

The house of representatives passed Friday legislation allowing the exclusion of retired General James Mattis to be the new Secretary of defense, despite the existing limitations due to his military service, before this bill was supported by the Senate.

According to the Protocol of voting, Mattis has podderjali 268 congressmen and opposed by 151 of the legislator. Most of those who voted against this initiative belong to the Democratic party.

The White house has said that President Obama will sign the bill if both houses of Congress will take this decision.

Thus, for ex-four star General of the marine Corps of the United States James Mattis is no obstacles in order to lead the country’s defense Ministry .

By law, the ex-General had the right to become defense Minister only seven years after dismissal from military service. But it is only in 2013 resigned from his post as commander of U.S. Central command.

To remove this restriction, both houses of the U.S. Congress were to adopt a separate law that provides an exception directly for James Mattis. Congress has already made such an exception, but only once, when General George Marshall was appointed defense Minister in 1950.

As reported, on the eve of Senate hearings on the appointment of James Mattis to the post. In this case the potential head of the Pentagon has expressed willingness to respond to force a way into Russia’s aggressive actions and to strengthen the defence potential of Ukraine and the Baltic States given the threatening situation in Eastern Europe.

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