#MadDog #Mattis: It has become rare for top military officers to stand up to their civilian leaders

GEOPOLITICAL FUTURES
Trump’s Mad Dog
by George Friedman
December 7, 2016

…The Mad Dog was fired by President Barack Obama, rumor has it, for asking inconvenient questions. The question of bombing Iran had come up and Mattis would not let go of the issue. He demanded answers to questions ranging from how we will know if we destroyed the nuclear facilities to what we will do if the Iranians respond with non-nuclear weapons like chemical weapons. Only a mad dog would ask questions for which planners had no answers, so Mattis was fired. Obama wanted an option and Mattis’ questions made it clear the president didn’t have the option he wanted. That was intolerable.” READ MORE

George Friedman was formerly Chairman of Stratfor

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