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President Donald Trump and former Secretary of Defense James Mattis in the East Room of the White House.

Retired US admiral slams Trump’s views of the military in a stunning opinion column: Trump thinks his military generals are ‘Rambos’...

Ret. Navy Adm. James Stavridis suggested Trump was "attracted to the macho, direct, domineering profile that many civilians associate with generals."
Jim Webb.

Trump is reportedly considering a blunt Vietnam War hero and former Democratic senator to be defense secretary

Jim Webb, a Republican turned Democrat who received the Navy Cross as a Marine, is reportedly under consideration to take over at the Pentagon.

Jim Mattis’ brother says he had ‘no anger’ about being forced out by Trump

Mattis had planned to leave at the end of February, but Trump reportedly grew angry at the response to his resignation and pushed him out sooner.
General Jim "Mad Dog" Mattis in 2013

US Defense Secretary James Mattis left a stark message for his successor in his resignation letter: Wake up and smell the threat

James Mattis has resigned as Trump's Secretary of Defense, creating a vacuum of knowledge and experience in a fraught strategic outlook.

Trump is reportedly thinking about getting rid of Mattis, and he’s given ‘Mad Dog’ a new nickname

President Donald Trump seemed enamored of Jim Mattis as the beginning of his term, but rumors continue to swirl about a rift between the president and his defense chief, and Trump has replaced "Mad Dog" with a more modest nickname, Politico reported.