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RJC Statement on the Selection of General Mattis as Secretary of Defense

Washington D.C. (December 2, 2016) – Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks:

"The selection of General Mattis to serve as Secretary of Defense is a smart and important decision by President-elect Trump. Throughout his career, General Mattis has made the protection of the United States, our assets, and our allies around the world, his top priority. General Mattis believes in a strong U.S. military posture and understands of the threats we face, like a newly aggressive Iran. He has the type of worldview the leader our Defense Department needs.

"For decades, bipartisan national security and foreign policy experts, representatives of our allied nations, respected foreign policy think tanks, and pro-Israel organizations have praised General Mattis' work. We are happy to stand with them and fully support this appointment."