The house of representatives officially allowed “Mad dog” Mattis nominated to head the Pentagon
The lower chamber of the Congress of the United States on Friday, 13 January, voted to give retired General James Mattis, also known by the nickname “Mad dog”, nominated to head the U.S. defense Department.
The decision was made contrary to existing currently in the United States the legislative norm according to which the civilian leadership of Pentgon should be separated from the leadership of the armed forces, according to “Russian conversation”.
The army Matiss retired in 2013. According to the law, from now on, it should take seven years, so he could take office in the Pentagon.
Thus the Mattis allowed to run in bypass existing regulations. Previously, he received similar approval from the relevant Committee and the full Senate.
December 1 US President-elect Donald trump has announced plans to nominate Mattis to the post of defense Minister .
Previously Mattis criticized Moscow for the reunification of the Crimea with the Russian Federation, as well as due to the situation in the Donbass. He also spoke negatively about the actions of the Obama administration in the middle East.
Recall, Senator Alexei Pushkov believes that the contradictory statements of trump, Mattis and Tillerson (candidate Secretary) indicate that the rate of the new American administration has not been developed.