Mattis lives up to his reputation at hearings

Washington Examiner:
Top 11 Mattis quotes from his Senate confirmation hearing
Here are a few examples:
2. "History is not a straitjacket, but I've never found a better guide for the way ahead than studying the histories."

3. "There's another piece of wisdom from antiquity that says: fear, honor and interest always seem to be the root causes of why a nation chooses to go to hostilities."
6. "My belief is that we have to stay focused on the military that is so lethal that on the battlefield, it is the enemy's longest day and worst day when they run into that force."
They are all worth your time.

The statement about history is sorely needed as even higher education is deemphasizing the study of history.  It should be noted that the Europeans became dominant military powers when they began studying Greek and Roman warfare.


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