Paul Vallely on James Mattis: ‘He’s Going to Be the Chief Warrior’

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By Todd Beamon   |   Friday, 02 Dec 2016 07:45 PM

President-elect Donald Trump is making an excellent choice in retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as Defense Secretary because “he’s going to be the chief warrior at the Pentagon,” retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely told Newsmax TV on Friday.

“It is about time we put somebody in there while we’re at war who understands victory, strategy, tactics — what has to be done to bring victory to America against its enemies, particularly ISIS,” Vallely, chairman of Stand Up America, told “Newsmax Prime” host J.D. Hayworth.

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Vallely said that he was among former 200 military officials who met recently with Trump — and part of their advice was to “get away from political correctness.”

“If we have to say it’s ‘Islamic radicalism,’ ‘jihad,’ that we’re at war with, then we need to say that,” he told Hayworth. “We’re going to bring reality back to the Pentagon again and victory for the American people.”