12/6/16 Mark Perry on Donald Trump’s selection of Gen. James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis for Secretary of Defense

12/6/16 Mark Perry on Donald Trump’s selection of Gen. James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis for Secretary of Defense

Mark Perry, author of Talking to Terrorists: Why America Must Engage with its Enemies, discusses why incoming Secretary of Defense James Mattis harbors a grudge against Iran; why military officers are a poor fit for civilian oversight positions in government; and Trump’s overestimation of his presidential powers and ability to “give orders.”

About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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