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    Mattis, Trump's choice to lead Pentagon, is wary of Iran /Link

    FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as he leaves Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. Mattis is an outspoken critic of Iran, calling it the biggest threat to stability in the Mideast. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In November 2012, shortly before the White House ended his tenure commanding U.S. forces in the Middle East, Marine Gen. James Mattis delivered an urgent message to his boss: An Iranian fighter jet had fired errantly on a U.S. drone overflying the Persian Gulf.

    Published on 12 Jan 2017 at 09:05AM

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