President Trump’s Secretary of Defense James Mattis earned his nickname “Mad Dog” through his years of hard work and service to America.
He is relentless when it comes to completing missions and doing his job well.
Now, we’re learning that as Mattis returned to America after visiting with allies in Europe and the Middle East, he was only home for 3 hours before returning to work at the Pentagon.
Mattis is taking care of business!
Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived for work Tuesday at the Pentagon just three hours after he arrived back in the country at 3 am local time, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Mattis returned from a number of foreign meetings, including the NATO defense ministerial conference in Brussels, the Munich Security Conference, a meeting with Emirati authorities in Abu Dhabi, and a visit to Iraq.
He delivered several important messages on the trip, telling NATO allies, “America will meet its responsibilities, but if your nations do not want to see America moderate its commitment to the alliance, each of your capitals needs to show its support for our common defense.”
Mattis talked with NATO defense ministers about increasing their defense spending, and explaining that if they didn’t, America would cut back on our own investment. And in the Middle East, Mattis was quick to calm the fears of Iraqi leadership who thought we are only in the country to capture Iraqi oil:
The defense secretary also reassured Iraqis that the U.S. is “not in Iraq to seize anybody’s oil.” Aside from reassuring commanders, Mattis visited the country to “get current on the situation there, the political situation, the enemy situation and the friendly situation.” He continued, “we’re going to make certain we’ve got good shared situational awareness of what we face as we work together, fight alongside each other to destroy ISIS. That’s the point about going in there.”
A student of history, Mattis is also known as “The Warrior Monk.” He earned his primary nickname “Mad Dog” after he led troops in combat during the Persian Gulf War in 1991, and also in Iraq and Afghanistan in the early 2000s.
Clearly, his work ethic is right in line with President Trump’s, who is known to be working throughout the night and gets little sleep (fewer than 5 hours every night).
For those few people knocking me for tweeting at three o’clock in the morning, at least you know I will be there, awake, to answer the call!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2016
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