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Watch: Defense Secretary Nominee James "Mad Dog" Mattis Faces Senate Confirmation

Marine Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis (ret.), nominated by President-elect Donald Trump's for defense secretary, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday. (Screenshot)

Retired U.S. Marine Corps General James "Mad Dog" Mattis—who once said of his wartime service that it's "fun to shoot" people—is testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday as he tries to receive confirmation to be the next U.S. Secretary of Defense.

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