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Trump picks outspoken ex-Marine as defence secretary

US president-elect soaks up adulation at buoyant Ohio rally

Mr Trump (left) with Gen Mattis following their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Nov 19.


US President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday he has picked the tough-talking retired general James Mattis to be his defence secretary as he soaked up adulation at a buoyant Ohio rally that recalled this year's rough-and-tumble campaign.

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