Trump picks outspoken ex-Marine as defence secretary
US president-elect soaks up adulation at buoyant Ohio rally
Sat, Dec 03, 2016 - 5:50 AM
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.